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Monday, January 11, 1836.+-

Vandalia, IL.

Senate bill for Sangamon River bridge is amended by Lincoln to require bridge at or near New Salem.House Journal.

Wednesday, January 11, 1837.+-

Vandalia, IL.

Linder brings up his resolutions demanding investigation of state bank. Lincoln leads opposition in long speech directed at Linder and deprecating any investigation. He denies he is special advocate of bank, but he will oppose any move to injure bank's credit.House Journal; Speech in the Illinois Legislature Concerning the State Bank, 11 January 1837, CW, 1:61-69.

Friday, January 11, 1839.+-

Vandalia, IL.

Lincoln reports, from select committee, bill repealing all laws in relation to state road leading from William Crow's in Morgan County to Musick's bridge in Sangamon County. Lincoln's fight to hold capital in Springfield succeeds when House approves, 56 to 26, appropriation bill.House Journal.

Saturday, January 11, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln is one of 32 members of legislature signing protest against House action in refusing to impeach Judge Pearson. After his name he writes, "True as I believe." House Journal; Photocopy.

Monday, January 11, 1841.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln opposes investigation of accounts of late Board of Public Works.House Journal.

Tuesday, January 11, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

Motion for supersedeas in Bruce v. Truett is denied.Record.

Thursday, January 11, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

J. J. Brown concludes argument in McDonald v. Fithian & Juneau, and case is submitted to court. (On February 11, 1844, decree of lower court is affirmed. 6 Ill. 269.)Record.

Saturday, January 11, 1845.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln buys yard of shirting, spool, and paper of pins for 34¢, and bunch of flowers for 25¢.Irwin Ledger and Journal.

Tuesday, January 11, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

Stewart of Pennsylvania attacks Polk's war and tariff policies, and Venable of North Carolina assails Ashmun's resolution. Lincoln obtains floor, but House adjourns before he can speak.Globe.

He writes Blair & Rives, publishers of "Congressional Globe" asking loan of Debates of 28th Congress, second session. "If sent [by messenger], I shall be careful to return uninjured, or pay for."Abraham Lincoln to Blair & Rives, 11 January 1848, CW, 1:431.

Thursday, January 11, 1849.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln's boarding house messmates linger at table all evening discussing Lincoln's amendment. They heartily approve. "Giddings' Diary," Cleveland Post, 31 March 1878; John G. Nicolay and John Hay, Abraham Lincoln: A History, 10 vols. (New York: Century, 1890), 1:533.

Lincoln writes to James M. McLean, former Whig legislative colleague, who asked about jobs. Lincoln says he knows nothing about Taylor's intentions. Abraham Lincoln to James M. McLean, 11 January 1849, CW, 2:22.

Saturday, January 11, 1851.+-

Springfield, IL.

Logan for plaintiff and Lincoln for defendant try Linton v. Anglin before Supreme Court. Anglin filed plea in abatement in Clark Circuit Court on ground that process issued in Clark was served on him in Coles County, where he was not resident. Plaintiff demurred, court overruled demurrer and Linton appealed. Court overrules Circuit Court and remands case. Record.

Tuesday, January 11, 1853.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Emerson speaks on "Power." After his address ladies of First Presbyterian Church give supper in Senate Chamber. Lincoln is probably present. Browning, Diary.]

Friday, January 11, 1856.+-

Springfield, IL.

James F. Joy, representing Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Co., files in Supreme Court application for mandamus commanding Isaac G. Wilson, judge of 13th Circuit, to appoint commissioners to appraise property in Aurora which railroad wants for shops, stations, etc. He urges Lincoln, resisting application, to take up motion as soon as possible. Lincoln is not ready, and gets off until the 14th. Abraham Lincoln to Charles Hoyt, 16 January 1856, CW, 2:328-29.

Monday, January 11, 1858.+-

Springfield, IL.

In the Illinois Supreme Court, Lincoln & Herndon and Joshua P. Cooper represent the plaintiffs in the appeal case of Stark et al. v. Kester, a suit involving the partition of some land. The attorneys file a writ of error, and Herndon asks the Court "for leave to file additional errors herein." The Court grants the request. Writ of Error , filed 11 January 1858, Stark et al. v. Kester, Illinois Supreme Court, case file 2598; Order, 11 January 1858, Stark et al. v. Kester, Illinois Supreme Court, Journal Record SC 2nd GD, 117, both in Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL.

In the U.S. Circuit Court, Lincoln & Herndon file a demurrer for plaintiff James Emmitt in the case of Emmitt v. Barret. Emmitt is suing James A. Barret for $8,000 in damages in a dispute concerning a promissory note. Collett v. Armour, in which Lincoln & Herndon appear for defendant, is settled by agreement. Demurrer, filed 11 January 1858, Emmitt v. Barret; Declaration, filed 2 January 1858, Emmitt v. Barret, both in Record Group 21, case file 279, National Archives and Records Administration, Great Lakes Region, Chicago, IL.

Tuesday, January 11, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln is busy in U.S. Court. In Southworth, Slanson & Co. v. Petzer, defendant, whom Lincoln & Herndon represents, is ruled to plead by January 12, 1859. Lincoln files his plea and notice. In VanBrunt & Watrons v. Madux, jury is sworn. Trial proceeds until adjournment. Record; Files.

Wednesday, January 11, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln files pleas in five cases in U.S. Circuit Court: Rice v. Wing; Fox v. Johnson; Fox v. Dale; Whiting v. Dale; Rice v. Blakeman. These suits were called January 5, 1860, and defendants ruled to plead by January 11, 1860. Files.

Friday, January 11, 1861.+-

Springfield, IL.

In a letter he marks, "Confidential," President-Elect Lincoln writes to Republican Congressman James T. Hale, of Pennsylvania. Hale and other border-state representatives seek to appease the states considering secession. Lincoln cites his recent election victory and vows not to "surrender to those we have beaten." Lincoln adds, "They now have the Constitution, under which we have lived over seventy years, and acts of Congress of their own framing, with no prospect of their being changed; and they can never have a more shallow pretext for breaking up the government, or extorting a compromise, than now." Abraham Lincoln to James T. Hale, 11 January 1861, CW, 4:172.

Acknowledges receipt from Lt. Gen. Winfield Scott, general in chief of the army, of correspondence and notes "concerning various military movements, suggested by yourself." Abraham Lincoln to Winfield Scott, 11 January 1861, CW, 4:172-73.

Saturday, January 11, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

President Lincoln writes two letters to Secretary of War Simon Cameron regarding a new role for Cameron within the administration. In the first letter, Lincoln notes, "As you have, more than once, expressed a desire for a change of position, I can now gratify you." Lincoln plans to nominate Cameron for Minister to Russia. Lincoln labels a second letter, "Private," and in it he confides that the new position will allow Cameron "to render services to your country, not less important than those you could render at home." Abraham Lincoln to Simon Cameron, 11 January 1862, CW, 5:96; Abraham Lincoln to Simon Cameron, 11 January 1862, CW, 5:96-97.

Telegraphs Gov. Andrew (Mass.) to help Gen. Butler "officer his two un-officered regiments." Boston Advertiser, 22 January 1862; Abraham Lincoln to John A. Andrew, 11 January 1862, CW, 5:96; Official Records—Armies 3, I, 862.

Calls second meeting of "Council of War" to discuss immediate operation of Army of Potomac. Washington Chronicle, 3 November 1864.

Sunday, January 11, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln receives from Commissioner French request for $200 to aid families of District Volunteers. French to Lincoln, 11 January 1863, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Asks Sen. Jacob Collamer (Vt.) to call at once if not going to church, otherwise as soon as convenient. Abraham Lincoln to Jacob Collamer, 11 January 1863, CW, 6:53-54.

Monday, January 11, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President sends message to Robert: "I send your draft to-day. How are you now? Answer by telegraph at once." Abraham Lincoln to Robert Todd Lincoln, 11 January 1864, CW, 7:121.

Confers with former Gov. Dennison (Ohio) and Postmaster Gen. Blair relative to third-party movement in favor of Sec. Chase or Gen. Fremont. William E. Smith, The Francis Preston Blair Family in Politics, 2 vols. (New York: Macmillan, 1933), 2:253.

Receives tickets from First Presbyterian Church for lecture by John B. Gough. O'Mahon to Lincoln, 11 January 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

[Irwin deposits in Springfield Marine Bank $956.25, principal and interest on Gen. John Cook note. Pratt, Personal Finances, 165.]

Lincoln endorses memorandum of Sen. Wade (Ohio) regarding his son, Henry P. Wade: "Senator Wade must be obliged in this matter before long—a West-Point case." Memorandum: Appointment of Henry P. Wade, 11 January 1864, CW, 7:121.

Wednesday, January 11, 1865.+-

Washington, DC.

At 9 A.M. President interviews O. H. Browning and W. N. Symington. Issues pass for Symington to go to Richmond for exchange. Order Concerning William N. Symington, 27 December 1864, CW, 8:185; Browning, Diary.

Grants permit for Henry J. Eager to transport cotton under treasury regulations. Cotton Permit for Henry J. Eager, 11 January 1865, CW, 8:209-10.