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Tuesday, October 11, 1836.+-

Sangamon County, IL.

Lincoln writes and signs his deposition and also writes the deposition of Matthew Lounsbury in the Morgan County Circuit Court case of Davidson v. Reavis. Plaintiff Robert Davidson hired Lincoln to survey the land Davidson purchased from defendant Isham Reavis. Davidson seeks to prove that the parcel of land in question is not as desirable as Reavis's description of it. Deponent Lounsbury served as Lincoln's chainbearer for the survey. Depositions, 11 October 1836, Davidson v. Reavis, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL.

Wednesday, October 11, 1837.+-

Springfield, IL.

The court grants Stuart & Lincoln's client, the plaintiff in James Bell & Co. v. Trailor, a judgment by default for $133.15. Stuart & Lincoln inform the court of the death of their client Abraham Dingman, the plaintfiff in Dingman v. Dearing. At their request, the court orders Jemima Dingman, the administrator of Abraham Dingman's estate, to continue the case as the plaintiff. Their motion, entered July 3, 1837, to strike from docket Neff and wife v. Holmes, is overruled. The court also dismissed two of firm's cases and continued a third.Record.

Thursday, October 11, 1838.+-

Springfield, IL.

Court grants complainant's petition in Patterson et al. v. Casey et al. Stuart & Lincoln appear for complainant; Lincoln writes answer of Cyrus Walker, guardian in case. They file defendant's plea in Heredith v. Matheny. Twelfth juror is chosen in People v. Truett, and presentation of evidence begins.Record; Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Monday, October 11, 1841.+-

Clinton, IL.

[Champaign Circuit Court opens two-day term at Urbana.]

Wednesday, October 11, 1843.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln receipts on warrant register in auditor's office for $75, salary of A. Kitchell, state's attorney for Fourth Judicial Circuit for quarter ending September 30, 1843. He probably delivers money to Kitchell at Charleston.

Monday, October 11, 1847.+-

Springfield, IL?

[Edgar County Circuit Court begins its session in Paris.]

Thursday, October 11, 1849.+-

Mount Pulaski, IL?

[DeWitt Circuit Court commences its fall session at Clinton. Mrs. Lincoln buys $1 worth of sugar and coffee. Bunn Journal.]

Monday, October 11, 1852.+-

Monticello, IL.

Change of venue to Menard County is granted Thorpe v. Thorpe. Entry in record is in Lincoln's handwriting. He and Emerson are attorneys for complainant. On Lincoln's motion the court continues three cases of People v. Hollingsworth for selling liquor and one case of People v. Hollingsworth for assault with a deadly weapon. Record in assault case is also in his handwriting. Record.

Lincoln writes and files defendant's affidavit in Ford v. Thorpe, involving alleged castration of bull, "change of condition," as Lincoln puts it, "by which he ceased to be a bull." Photocopy.

Tuesday, October 11, 1853.+-

Pekin, IL.

Parker and Lincoln, counsel for plaintiff in Hamilton v. Haines et al., chancery, move court to set aside judgment and ask leave to amend their bill. Clerk is ordered to give notice of motion. Lincoln writes and files agreement to dismiss Yales & Yales v. Worley et al. Tazewell Circuit Court adjourns. Record; Photocopy.

[In Springfield, Herndon deposits $400 to his account in Marine Bank. Mrs. Lincoln buys cloth and buttons, charging Lincoln's account $1.26. Pratt, Personal Finances, 146, 162.]

Wednesday, October 11, 1854.+-

Pekin, IL.

State's attorney dismisses forgery case against Benjamin Kellogg, Jr. Record.

Thursday, October 11, 1855.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes and sends to Pekin answer of Alfred B. Harris, guardian, in Harris Lime Rock Co. v. Harris et al.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Saturday, October 11, 1856.+-

Peoria, IL.

[Lincoln's account with John Williams & Co. is charged $1 for pair of slippers, and his drug store account is debited 15ยข for pills. Pratt, Personal Finances, 148, 151.]

Monday, October 11, 1858.+-

Monmouth, IL.

Lincoln arrives in the morning by a "train from the west." A group of about two hundred people plan to meet Lincoln "on the Oquawka Road," but rain curtails "arrangements for a grand display" to welcome him prior to his scheduled speech. "[T]wo or three Republican friends" escort Lincoln to the Baldwin House, where a local newspaper reports that he is "received in silence." At approximately one in the afternoon, an audience makes its way to "Henry's board yard," the setting for the speech. A newspaper reports that there are "as many as the Douglasites had last week, and that they were mostly voters, while full half of theirs were women and children." Dr. A.V.T. Gilbert, a former state representative, delivers a speech prior to Lincoln's oration. The Monmouth Republican Glee Club performs a song, and Philo E. Reed, "a very modest, unassuming young man," introduces Lincoln, who speaks for "three hours." The Democratic and Republican newspapers differ in their accounts as to the effectiveness of Lincoln's remarks. The local Democratic newspaper describes Lincoln's speech as "a personal attack on Douglas and Democrats." It accuses Lincoln of "dodg[ing] the issues before the people." A Republican newspaper in Chicago reports his remarks as "elaborate, full and perfect." This account also describes the audience as "perfectly wrapt in attention," while the local Democratic newspaper reports that Lincoln "was coldly received by the small crowd present." The Monmouth Review (IL), 15 October 1858, 2:2-3; Chicago Daily Press and Tribune (IL), 15 October 1858, 2:2; Journal of the House of Representatives of the Twentieth General Assembly of the State of Illinois (Springfield: Lanphier & Walker, 1857), 4; Speech at Monmouth, Illinois, 11 October 1858, CW, 3:244-45.

Tuesday, October 11, 1859.+-

Clinton, IL.

"I am here, just now, attending court," Lincoln begins his reply to letter he read in Smith's store yesterday. "If we could have a moderate, carefully adjusted, protective tariff, so far acquiesced in, as to not be a perpetual subject of political strife, squabbles, charges, and uncertainties, it would be better for us." He does not intend this as public statement. Abraham Lincoln to Edward Wallace, 11 October 1859, CW, 3:486-87.

Thursday, October 11, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Republicans celebrate victory in Ohio, Indiana, and Pennsylvania elections. Wide Awakes parade to Lincoln's home. "Mr. Lincoln, surrounded by a large number of personal friends, stood upon the doorsteps and bowed in silent acknowledgment of their cheers." Crowd moves to Wigwam for speeches. Illinois State Journal, 12 October 1860.

Friday, October 11, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln sends John G. Nicolay to St. Louis to study conditions in Dept. of West. Nicolay to Bates, 15 October 1861, John G. Nicolay Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Nicolay leaves for two weeks' stay in Illinois because of ill health. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 11 October 1861), 2:2; National Intelligencer, 14 October 1861.

President assures Viceroy of Egypt that protecting American missionary against "cruel persecution" is proof of friendship for U.S. Abraham Lincoln to Pacha Mohammed Said, 11 October 1861, CW, 4:552.

Saturday, October 11, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln telegraphs Gen. Boyle at Louisville, Ky.: "Please send any news you have from Gen. Buell to-day." Abraham Lincoln to Jeremiah T. Boyle, 11 October 1862, CW, 5:457.

Sunday, October 11, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

At 9:50 A.M. Lincoln telegraphs Gen. Meade again: "How is it now?" Abraham Lincoln to George G. Meade, 11 October 1863, CW, 6:509.

Sec. Seward accompanies Miss Charlotte Cushman, actress who appeared frequently for benefit of U.S. Sanitary Commission, to White House for evening call on President. Seward to Lincoln, 11 October 1863, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Tuesday, October 11, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President telegraphs Robert at Cambridge, Mass.: "Your letter makes us a little uneasy about your health. Telegraph us how you are. If you think it would help you make us a visit." Abraham Lincoln to Robert T. Lincoln, 11 October 1864, CW, 8:44.

Lincoln and Sec. Seward call on Sec. Welles at Navy Dept. about New York voters in Navy. Welles, Diary.

At 8 P.M. President and John Hay go to War Dept. to get election returns. During lull Lincoln reads several chapters of Nasby papers, humorous writings of "Petroleum V. Nasby," pen name of David R. Locke. Hay, Letters and Diary.

Stays at telegraph office until after midnight, waiting for returns from Pennsylvania and Ohio. Bates, Telegraph Office, 276.