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Wednesday, July 11, 1832-Saturday, July 14, 1832.+-

Wednesday, July 11, 1832-Saturday, July 14, 1832.

Four days are probably passed by Capt. Early's company in traveling 200 miles to Peoria by way of Dixon's Ferry. Ferry is probably reached on night of 12th. Through generosity of friends, Lincoln and Harrison ride horseback part of way. George M. Harrison to W. H. Herndon, no date, William H. Herndon Papers, Henry E. Huntington Library, San Marino, CA; Ward H. Lamon, The Life of Abraham Lincoln: From His Birth to His Inauguration (Boston: Osgood, 1872), 118; Z. C. Palmer to Johnston, 13 July 1832, Black Hawk War Collection, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Springfield, IL.

Monday, July 11, 1836.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln is debator at political meeting in court house. Ninian W. Edwards, Whig, is followed by Dr. Jacob M. Early, Democrat, and he in turn by Dan Stone, Whig. John Calhoun replies to Stone. Lincoln follows Calhoun, and Richard M. Quinton replies to Lincoln. All are legislative candidates.Sangamo Journal, 16 July 1836; Speech at a Political Rally in the Court House at Springfield, Illinois, 11 July 1836, CW, 1:49-50.

Tuesday, July 11, 1837.+-

Vandalia, IL.

Lincoln and N. W. Edwards take seats. Gov. Duncan's address is read. He asserts that panic is due to President Jackson's removal of deposits from U.S. Bank, and recommends repeal of internal improvement act. He calls attention to forfeiture of charters of two state banks which hold $1,055,604.40 of state funds.House Journal.

Wednesday, July 11, 1838.+-

Springfield, IL.

People v. Truett is continued to Oct. term. John S. Roberts, James F. Reed, and John D. Urquhart, witnesses, are put under $1,000 bond. Lincoln files his answer in State Bank of Illinois v. Musick et al. Stuart & Lincoln have six other cases called.Record.

Thursday, July 11, 1839.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln attends meeting of town board and is appointed with P. C. Canedy committee to report on proper width of side walks on Fourth Street.Clerk's Minutes.

Stuart & Lincoln file defendant's plea, which Lincoln writes, in circuit court in Johnson v. Wattles, trespass. They appear with Logan and Baker for plaintiff in Andrew v. Taylor.Record; Photocopy.

Monday, July 11, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes Frederick A. Thomas and sends his license as attorney. He explains that court clerk requires $1 fee, which he has promised will be paid within month. "I therefore wish you to send me the money. It will take two dollars of State Bank or Shawneetown."Abraham Lincoln to Frederick A. Thomas, 11 July 1842, CW, 1:290.

Thursday, July 11, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Meeting is held at Springfield Clay Club room to make arrangements to go to Vandalia convention.Sangamo Journal, 11 July 1844.]

Tuesday, July 11, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

From Herndon Lincoln receives another letter which gives him "unalloyed pleasure. I now almost regret writing the serious, long faced letter, I wrote yesterday;" he replies, "but let the past as nothing be. Go it while you're young."Abraham Lincoln to William H. Herndon, 11 July 1848, CW, 1:499.

In House he votes for three resolutions criticizing President's message.Globe.

Thursday, July 11, 1850.+-

Chicago, IL.

Hoyt trial.

Monday, July 11, 1853.+-

Springfield, IL.

"In the evening," records Orville H. Browning, "called at Edwards', Stuarts & Lincoln's." Browning, Diary.

Wednesday, July 11, 1855.+-

Chicago, IL.

Lincoln has important case, Forsyth v. Peoria, Illinois. He and Williams represent plaintiff, Browning defendant. After court they take tea with R. S. Blackwell. Browning, Diary.

Saturday, July 11, 1857.+-

Chicago, IL.

[Mrs. Lincoln buys cloth and thread at John Williams & Co. Pratt, Personal Finances, 149.]

Monday, July 11, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln, Logan, and Hatch, "as friends of yours and of the people," urge James Miller, treasurer, to pay nothing "under any possible circumstances" on new McAllister and Stebbins bonds. Lincoln sends copy of his German paper, "Illinois Staats-Anzeiger," to Frederick C. W. Koehnle of Lincoln and John Capps of Mount Pulaski. Abraham Lincoln, S. T. Logan, and O. M. Hatch to James Miller, 11 July 1859, CW, 3:392; Abraham Lincoln to Frederick C. W. Koehnle, 11 July 1859, CW, 2:391.

Court decides Whiting v. Mudge, tried July 1, 1859, in favor of plaintiff, and assesses damages of $517.41. Lincoln represents defendant. Record.

Thursday, July 11, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln goes to Gen. Scott's office in morning. Has brief interview with Sen. Browning (Ill.). Browning, Diary.

Answers request of House of Representatives for correspondence about incorporation of Dominican Republic with Spanish Monarchy. Abraham Lincoln to the House of Representatives, 11 July 1861, CW, 4:446.

Sends to Senate convention between U.S. and Denmark on subject of deserting seamen. Abraham Lincoln to the Senate, 11 July 1861, CW, 4:447.

Friday, July 11, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

President orders that Gen. Henry W. Halleck be assigned to command whole land forces of U.S. as general in chief. Order Making Henry W. Halleck General-in-Chief, 11 July 1862, CW, 5:312-13.

Writes Halleck: "Gov. Johnson, at Nashville is in trouble and great anxiety about a raid into Kentucky. The Gov. is . . . indispensable to us in Tennessee. Will you please get in communication with him, . . . before you leave for here?" Abraham Lincoln to Henry W. Halleck, 11 July 1862, CW, 5:313.

Recommends to Congress that thanks be given to following officers of Navy: Capts. James L. Lardner, Charles H. Davis, and Silas H. Stringham; Comdrs. John A. Dahlgren, Stephen C. Rowan, and David D. Porter. Abraham Lincoln to the Senate and House of Representatives, 11 July 1862, CW, 5:315-16.

Transmits to Senate treaty with Kickapoo Indians of Kansas. Abraham Lincoln to the Senate, 11 July 1862, CW, 5:315.

Writes order to complete construction of southwest branch of Pacific Railroad in Missouri. Order Extending the Pacific Railroad, 11 July 1862, CW, 5:314-15.

Interviews Sen. Browning (Ill.) and Sec. Stanton at Executive Mansion. Browning, Diary.

Approves act implementing Anglo-American treaty for suppression of African slave trade. Stat. L., XII, 53.

Saturday, July 11, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

"The President seemed in specially good humor today, as he had pretty good evidence that the enemy were still on the north side of the Potomac, and Meade had announced his intention of attacking them in the morning." Hay, Letters and Diary.

President Lincoln writes to his friend Illinois State Auditor Jesse K. Dubois, of Springfield, Illinois. Dubois had telegraphed Lincoln seeking the outcome of the battle at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Lincoln writes, "After three days fighting . . . [Confederate General Robert E.] Lee withdrew and made for the Potomac [River] . . . he found the river so swolen as to prevent his crossing . . . he is still this side near Hagerstown and Williamsport, preparing to defend himself . . . I am more than satisfied with what has happened North of the Potomac so far, and am anxious and hopeful for what is to come." Abraham Lincoln to Jesse K. Dubois, 11 July 1863, CW, 6:323.

Calls at Navy Ordnance Bureau and orders trial of Absterdam shell as soon as possible. Bruce, Tools of War, 259.

President Lincoln writes to New York Governor Horatio Seymour regarding the court martial of Captain John N. Riedenbach, of the 158th New York Volunteers. Lincoln writes, "The evidence shows a good deal of boistrous misconduct, during a single case of intoxication; and I incline to think he does not habitually get in that condition. But I have not the legal power . . . to restore him to his office, nor would I do it . . . without a better knowledge of his character . . . I write this merely to say that if the Governor of New-York shall choose to appoint him to the same or another Military office, the disability is hereby removed, enabling him to do so." Abraham Lincoln to Horatio Seymour, 11 July 1863, CW, 10:193.

Telegraphs Robert Lincoln: "Come to Washington." Abraham Lincoln to Robert T. Lincoln, 11 July 1863, CW, 6:323.

Inquires of Gen. Schenck: "How many rebel prisoners, captured within Maryland & Pennsylvania, have reached Baltimore within this month of July?" Abraham Lincoln to Robert C. Schenck, 11 July 1863, CW, 6:323-24.

Monday, July 11, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

At 8 A.M. Lincoln acknowledges Gen. Grant's telegram of last night as very satisfactory and reports: "Some firing between Rockville and here now." Abraham Lincoln to Ulysses S. Grant, 11 July 1864, CW, 7:438.

About 9 A.M., accompanied by Assistant Adjutant General James A. Hardie and mounted escort, rides out to front in direction of Tennallytown. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 11 July 1864, 3d ed., Extra, 2:6.

Accompanied by Mrs. Lincoln, visits Fort Stevens, DC. Carpenter, Six Months, 301.

Present at Fort Stevens during attack. Soldier roughly orders him off parapet. Hay, Letters and Diary.

Witnesses skirmish with Gen. Early's troops in front of Fort Stevens. Bates, Telegraph Office, 252.

At wharf to welcome reinforcements sent up Potomac by Gen. Grant. Harper, Press, 269-70.

Orders militia and volunteers of Washington into federal service for period of 60 days. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 12 July 1864, 3d ed., Extra, 2:1.