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Wednesday, February 11, 1835.+-

Vandalia, IL.

Lincoln votes yea on resolution to adjourn sine die next day. Resolution fails. He votes on two routine motions, and at 6 P.M. Senate meets with House to elect Alexander F. Grant over Walter B. Scates judge of third judicial circuit and Elijah C. Berry president of Bank of Illinois at Vandalia.House Journal.

Saturday, February 11, 1837.+-

Vandalia, IL.

First direct move to gain capital for Springfield is made in attempt to repeal act of 1833 on permanent seat of government following referendum. Lincoln leads move for repeal and Dement of Fayette [Vandalia, county seat] opposes.House Journal.

Monday, February 11, 1839.+-

Vandalia, IL.

Lincoln, from Committee on Counties, reports bill to amend law in relation to sheriffs and coroners. It is ordered engrossed for third reading. House begins discussion of important revenue bill.House Journal.

Thursday, February 11, 1841.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln's name appears on nine roll calls.House Journal.

Friday, February 11, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes part of declaration in Dormody v. Bradford, and declaration in Thurman v. Taylor.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Saturday, February 11, 1843.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln concludes argument begun Wednesday in Edwards et al. v. Helm, and case is submitted.Record.

(Decree of lower court is reversed and case remanded February 27, 1843. 5 Ill. 142.) Lincoln writes affidavit for William L. May, for case of May v. Greene & Loose.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Tuesday, February 11, 1845.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln buys half pound of gunpowder tea (75¢).Irwin Ledger.

Thursday, February 11, 1847.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln loses Cooper v. Crosby & Robbins when Supreme Court affirms decision of Sangamon County Circuit Court. Record; 8 Ill. 506.

Friday, February 11, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

Speaker transmits President's reply to House resolution requesting information regarding peace overtures by Mexico.Globe.

Lincoln votes aye on motion to take up private calendar. It passes.Journal.

Friday, February 11, 1853.+-

Springfield, IL.

House passes—56-2—bill making town of Lincoln county seat of Logan County in place of Mt. Pulaski. Bill is introduced in Senate. Latham and Hickox, proprietors of town, who named it after Lincoln, retained him to see to drawing of bill and its passage by legislature. House and Senate Journals; Lawrence B. Stringer, ed., History of Logan County, 2 vols. (Chicago: Pioneer Publishing Co., 1911), 1:221.

Saturday, February 11, 1854.+-

Springfield, IL.

In Supreme Court Lincoln argues Johnson v. Robert A. Donnell & Co. et al., in which right of strict foreclosure is involved. He appears for defendant in error. Record; 15 Ill. 97.

He visits legislature, which is considering charter of the Terre Haute & Illinoistown Railroad. Lincoln and other adherents of "state policy" oppose this charter. Abraham Lincoln to Joseph Gillespie, 11 February 1853, CW, 2:211-12.

Monday, February 11, 1856.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes Levi Davis that Manning & Glover v. Warren et al., appeal from Jersey County, has been decided by Supreme Court "on the Statute of Limitations." He sends abstract. Abraham Lincoln to Levi Davis, 11 February 1856, CW, 2:330.

Lincoln writes notice regarding change of road on western edge of Springfield. Photocopy.

Wednesday, February 11, 1857.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln is visited by Clifton H. Moore, his Clinton "partner," who brings depositions notice for Phares v. Jennings & Oatman, Dewitt Circuit Court case, incomplete for lack of first names of parties. Lincoln cannot supply them, and writes inquiry which he mails to defendants. Abraham Lincoln to William A. Jennings and James R. Oatman, 11 February 1857, CW, 2:389.

Lincoln buys 15¢ worth of olive oil at his drug store. Pratt, Personal Finances, 151.

Thursday, February 11, 1858.+-

Springfield, IL.

In S. C. Davis & Co. v. Campbell & Hundley, and S. C. Davis & Co. v. Kinney, referred to master in chancery, master reports indebtedness of $1,077.50 and $1,044.73 respectively. Lincoln & Herndon get court order for foreclosure and sale. Record.

Friday, February 11, 1859.+-

Jacksonville, IL.

Lincoln lectures on "Discoveries and Inventions." Address, delivered in Congregational Church, is sponsored by Phi Alpha Society of Illinois College, which had elected Lincoln honorary member. "Journal" says of Lincoln's address: "It was received with repeated and hearty bursts of applause." After lecture Lincoln is guest of honor at tea party given by Dr. Owen M. Long at his home. Illinois State Journal, 14 February 1859; Second Lecture on Discoveries and Inventions, [11 February 1859], CW, 3:356-63; Frank J. Heinl, An Epitome of Jacksonville History (Jacksonville, IL: n.p., 1925), 20; ISLA—Mrs. H. E. English to H. E. Pratt, 19 July 1941.

Monday, February 11, 1861.+-

Springfield, IL and Indianapolis, IN.

At approximately 7:30 A.M. President-elect leaves Chenery House without Mrs. Lincoln for Great Western Railroad depot, to start trip to Washington. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 12 February 1861, 3:6; Thomas D. Jones, Memories of Lincoln (New York: Press of the Pioneers, 1934), 16; Monaghan, Diplomat, 28.

Withdraws $400 from Springfield Marine Bank; deposits $82.25, payment by S. H. Melvin for certain household furniture. Pratt, Personal Finances, 164, 179.

Shakes hands with friends as they file by. At 8 A.M. boards train and in response to demands of crowd (estimated at 1,000) speaks from rear platform: "My friends—No one, not in my situation, can appreciate my feeling of sadness at this parting. To this place, and the kindness of these people, I owe everything. . . . I now leave, . . . with a task before me greater than that which rested upon Washington. . . . Trusting in Him, who can go with me, and remain with you . . . I bid you an affectionate farewell." Later, with aid of John G. Nicolay, he writes out farewell remarks at request of reporter. Illinois State Journal, 13 February 1861; Villard, Eve of '61, 70-73; Farewell Address at Springfield, Illinois, 11 February 1861, CW, 4:190-91.

Lincoln acknowledges greetings of people at number of stops during morning. At Decatur, Ill. moves rapidly through crowd at depot, shaking hands right and left. Illinois State Journal, 13 February 1861.

Makes brief remarks at Tolono and Danville, Ill. Baltimore Sun, 13 February 1861; Remarks at Tolono, Illinois, 11 February 1861, CW, 4:191; Remarks at Danville, Illinois, 11 February 1861, CW, 4:191-92.

At 12:30 P.M. train arrives at Indiana State Line where he is welcomed by committee of state legislature headed by Capt. Frederick Steele. Here Great Western joins Toledo and Wabash, and large numbers of Indiana politicians board train. At Lafayette, Ind., Lincoln says: "While some of us may differ in political opinions, still we are all united in one feeling for the Union. We all believe in the maintainance of the Union, of every star and every stripe of the glorious flag, and permit me to express the sentiment that upon the union of the States, there shall be between us no difference." Remarks at Indiana State Line, 11 February 1861, CW, 4:192; Speech at Lafayette, Indiana, 11 February 1861, CW, 4:192.

Greets people at Thorntown and Lebanon, Ind. Every station along route has its crowd. Remarks at Thornton and Lebanon, Indiana, 11 February 1861, CW, 4:192-93.

Arrives in Indianapolis at 5 P.M. At West Washington St. is officially welcomed by Gov. Oliver P. Morton (Ind.) and receives 34-gun salute. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 13 February 1861, 2:6.

Lincoln replies: "To the salvation of this Union there needs but one single thing—the hearts of a people like yours. . . . my reliance will be placed upon you and the people of the United States— . . . It is your business to rise up and preserve the Union and liberty, for yourselves, and not for me." Indianapolis Indiana State Guard, 16 February 1861; Reply to Oliver P. Morton at Indianapolis, Indiana, 11 February 1861, CW, 4:193-94.

Leaves train for carriage, remains standing, and joins procession of 20,000, composed of both houses of legislature, public officers, municipal authorities, military, and firemen, to Bates House, where he stays overnight. From balcony he says: "The words 'coercion' and 'invasion' are in great use about these days. . . . Would the marching of an army into South Carolina, for instance, without the consent of her people, and in hostility against them, be coercion or invasion? . . . But if the Government, for instance, but simply insists upon holding its own forts, or retaking those forts which belong to it, or the enforcement of the laws of the United States . . . or even the withdrawal of the mails from those portions of the country where the mails themselves are habitually violated; would any or all of these things be coercion? . . . What is the particular sacredness of a State? . . . I am speaking of that assumed right of a State, as a primary principle, that the Constitution should rule all that is less than itself, and ruin all that is bigger than itself. But, I ask, wherein does consist that right? . . . I am deciding nothing, but simply giving something for you to reflect upon." Speech from the Balcony of the Bates House at Indianapolis, Indiana, 11 February 1861, CW, 4:194-96.

At 7 P.M. begins greeting no fewer than 3,000 persons during impromptu reception in main parlor. Villard, Eve of '61, 75-79.

Becomes excited over temporary loss of satchel containing copies of Inaugural Address. Nicolay, Lincoln's Secretary, 61-65.

[See also February 15, 1861.]

Tuesday, February 11, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

President meets with Sec. Seward and Sens. Wade (Ohio) and Chandler (Mich.) to hear stenographic report of testimony relative to Gen. Stone. Committee on Conduct of War, Report (1863), 1:82.

Gives "pretty much all his attention" to Willie and Tad who are ill. Nicolay to Bates, 11 February 1862, John G. Nicolay Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Usual Tuesday reception at White House not held because of Willie's illness. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 8 February 1862, 2d ed., 2:2; 10 February 1862.

Wednesday, February 11, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

President prepares document to "Whom it may concern. Major General Butler, bearer of this, visits the Mississippi River, and localities thereon, at my request, for observation." [Not used by Butler.] Abraham Lincoln to Whom It May Concern, 11 February 1863, CW, 6:100.

Thursday, February 11, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President interviews G. A. Van Duyn of Springfield, Ill., regarding permit to trade South. Abraham Lincoln to Salmon P. Chase, 11 February 1864, CW, 7:178.

Endorses recommendation that $800,000 be appropriated by Congress to reimburse Pennsylvania for cost of militia in U.S. service. Endorsement Concerning Pennsylvania Militia, 11 February 1864, CW, 7:178.

Confers with Commissioner French relative to rebuilding White House stables. Globe, 595.

Interviews George Marshall of St. Louis on business, following introduction by Cong. William R. Morrison (Ill.). Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 16 February 1864, CW, 7:189; Morrison to Lincoln, 11 February 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Robert consults his father on point of law. Two unidentified Kentucky gentlemen visit Lincoln. Carpenter, Six Months, 45.

Committee from Synod of Reformed Presbyterian Church solicits support of President for amendment to Constitution extending freedom. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 12 February 1864, 3:1.

Patterson McGee, dismissed as President's coachman on day White House stables burned, is arrested on charge of having started fire. Washington Chronicle, 12 February 1864.

President inquires of Sec. Stanton what is to be done about War Dept. order giving Bishop Edward R. Ames control and possession of all Methodist churches in certain southern military departments. "'I will not have control of any church on any side.'" Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 11 February 1864, CW, 7:178-80.

Saturday, February 11, 1865.+-

Washington, DC.

President interviews George T. Hammond, editor of Newport "Daily News" and gives him card to "Head of any Department." Abraham Lincoln to Heads of Departments, 11 February 1865, CW, 8:289.

Receives Jonah M. Davis of Ridge Farm, Ill., who is asking relief for Society of Friends in Ellwood Township. Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 11 February 1865, CW, 8:290.

Assists Mrs. Lincoln in welcoming guests to afternoon reception attended by General and Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant and Admiral and Mrs. David Farragut. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 11 February 1865, 2d ed., 2:4; Washington Chronicle, 12 February 1865.

William H. Herndon sends draft for $133 on First National Bank of Springfield, as Lincoln's half of current collections of law firm. Pratt, Personal Finances, 134-35.