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Thursday, February 13, 1834.+-

New Salem, IL.

Lincoln begins survey of Section 16, school section in Township 18 North, Range 6 West, four miles northeast of New Salem.County Commissioners Record D, 5 March 1834.

Friday, February 13, 1835.+-

Vandalia, IL.

Senate bill, "act concerning the lessees of the Gallatin Saline Reserve," is read three times and passed, 19 to 18, Lincoln voting nay. He votes to increase from $100 to $175 fee for copying "House Journal." House closes session with prayer.House Journal.

Saturday, February 13, 1836.+-

Petersburg, IL.

Lincoln addresses large crowd promoting Beardstown and Sangamon Canal. Company charter is read and plea for subscriptions delivered.Sangamo Journal, 20 February 1836.

Monday, February 13, 1837.+-

Vandalia, IL.

Lincoln reports from committee petition for three new counties. Committee, finding 1,437 names on petition for Sangamon division and 2,213 names on remonstrance, unanimously recommends rejection. He makes similar report on petitions from Montgomery and Shelby counties. Bridge bill in Lincoln's hand is introduced by William McMurty.House Journal; Photocopy; Report to Illinois Legislature on Petitions and Remonstrances Concerning Establishment of New Counties, [13 February 1837], CW, 1:72; Bill Introduced in Illinois Legislature to Supplement "An Act to Erect Certain Bridges, Approved January 22, 1831", [13 February 1837], CW, 1:72-73.

Tuesday, February 13, 1838.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes and files with the Sangamon County Circuit Court a bill of complaint in the chancery case Wilson v. Simpson et al.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Wednesday, February 13, 1839.+-

Vandalia, IL.

House passes bill establishing Illinois Asylum for Deaf and Dumb, Sangamon delegation voting yea. Lincoln votes nay on passage of bill to distribute school fund to counties. Vote is 47 yeas and 33 nays.House Journal.

Saturday, February 13, 1841.+-

Springfield, IL.

Amendment to election bill providing secret ballot is lost, Lincoln voting against it. House adopts Senate resolution favoring one term for President. Whigs vote against this move aimed at William Henry Harrison.House Journal.

Sunday, February 13, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to Speed: "When this shall reach you, you will have been Fanny's husband several days. . . . I am now fully convinced, that you love her as ardently as you are capable of loving. . . . If you went through the ceremony calmly . . . you are safe, beyond question, and in two or three months, to say the most, will be the happiest of men."Abraham Lincoln to Joshua F. Speed, 13 February 1842, CW, 1:269-70.

[Bowling Green, Lincoln's close friend of New Salem years, dies.]

Monday, February 13, 1843.+-

Springfield, IL.

Watkins v. White (SC), replevin action, appeal from Sangamon, is submitted to court by Lincoln for appellant and Bledsoe for appellee without argument. (Judgment reversed February 25, 1843. 4 Ill. 549.) J. B. Thomas argues his application for injunction in State Bank of Illinois v. Condell, Jones & Co. (SC). Application is resisted by Lincoln and Bledsoe.Record.

Lincoln files May's affidavit, in May v. Greene & Loose, and writes bill in chancery.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Tuesday, February 13, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes and files petition in Klein v. Irwin et al.Photocopy.

Thursday, February 13, 1845.+-

Springfield, IL.

Morgan v. Griffin, case from Scott County involving procedure, is argued by Jordan and McDougall for plaintiff in error and Lincoln for defendant. Record.

Saturday, February 13, 1847.+-

Springfield, IL.

Wright v. Taylor is tried before Supreme Court by Bledsoe for appellant and Lincoln for appellee. Wright charges that Taylor assigned note, signed by Wright, to Bank of Illinois and paid it in depreciated currency of bank. Consequently he avers that he is bound to pay Taylor only equivalent value. Lower court decided against him. Record.

Sunday, February 13, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

D. W. Tompkins, representative from Mississippi, who also boards at Mrs. Sprigg's, shows Lincoln letter from Josephus Hewett of Natchez, whom Lincoln had known ten years ago in Illinois. Lincoln writes to Hewett. "For old acquaintance sake, if for nothing else, be sure to write to me on receiving this."Abraham Lincoln to Josephus Hewett, 13 February 1848, CW, 1:450-51.

Tuesday, February 13, 1849.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln presents five memorials of citizens of Illinois for grant of land to aid railroad (Journal), and speaks on railroad grants. Remarks in U. S. House of Representatives Concerning Disposal of the Public Lands, 13 February 1849, CW, 2:26-27.

He votes to amend yesterday's "Journal" to show that while rules were suspended to allow Wallace of South Carolina to address House on Wilmot Proviso, same courtesy was refused Ashmun of Massachusetts. Globe.

Monday, February 13, 1854.+-

Springfield, IL.

Another of Lincoln's cases, Humphreys v. D. & I. P. Spear, comes up in Supreme Court. Oral arguments are made by Lincoln for appellant and by Edwards and E. B. Herndon for appellees. Court takes case under advisement, and later hands down decision affirming judgment of lower court. Record; 15 Ill. 275.

Tuesday, February 13, 1855.+-

Springfield, IL.

Trumbull gives victory party. Lincoln's attendance, though unrecorded, can be assumed. Trumbull's election was his handiwork, and to stay away would give Lincoln the appearance of poor loser and lukewarm opponent of slavery extension. John M. Palmer Papers, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Springfield, IL.

Wednesday, February 13, 1856.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to Richard P. Morgan, an official with the Chicago & Mississippi Railroad, and requests a new "annual pass." The Railroad retained Lincoln for legal work and in turn provided him with a pass, also called a "chalked hat." Lincoln jokes that he is like someone who breaks a friend's "wheelbarrow" and asks to borrow it again once it is repaired. He writes, "'Heres your old 'chalked hat' I wish you would take it, and send me a new one, case I shall want to use it the first of March.'" Abraham Lincoln to Richard P. Morgan, 13 February 1856, CW, 2:330.

Friday, February 13, 1857.+-

Springfield, IL.

Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln attend party at governor's mansion. "In every respect it was a delightful and magnificent entertainment, Governor and Mrs. Bissell doing the honors of host and hostess with an ease and grace which attracted and pleased all who were present. . . . Throughout the evening, a fine brass and string band discoursed most delicious music, and the dancers kept the cotillions filled until a late hour." Illinois State Journal, 16 February 1857.

Monday, February 13, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln makes affidavit of nonresidence in Supreme Court cases of Columbus Machine Manufacturing Co. et al. v. E. R. Ulrich & Co., and Columbus Machine Manufacturing Co. et al. v. P. A. Dorwin & Co.Photocopy.

He writes to Horace White explaining that he is unable to speak in Wisconsin on 28th because he has already agreed to speak in Brooklyn on 27th. He writes "thank you" note to John C. Henshaw of New York, who has sent book (not received) on labor and capital. Abraham Lincoln to Horace White, 13 February 1860, CW, 3:519; Abraham Lincoln to John C. Henshaw, 13 February 1860, CW, 3:518-19.

Wednesday, February 13, 1861.+-

Cincinnati, OH and Columbus, OH.

Lincoln and party, under escort of committee from Ohio Legislature, leave Burnet House at 8:30 A.M. in eight carriages for depot of Little Miami Railroad and leave city at 9 A.M. Lincoln makes short speeches at Ohio towns of Milford, Loveland, Miamiville, Morrow, Corwin, Xenia, and London. Remarks at London, Ohio, 13 February 1861, CW, 4:203-4; William E. Baringer, A House Dividing: Lincoln as President Elect (Springfield, IL: Abraham Lincoln Association, 1945), 274; Columbus Capital City Fact, 13 February 1861.

Arrives in Columbus at 2 P.M. Receives national salute; gets enthusiastic welcome from crowd of 60,000. Villard, Eve of '61, 80; Baltimore Sun, 14 February 1861; Evening Star (Washington, DC), 14 February 1861, 2:4.

At Capitol Lt. Gov. Robert C. Kirk (Ohio) introduces him before joint meeting of legislature. Baltimore Sun, 14 February 1861.

In Columbus, Lincoln speaks to Ohio's General Assembly. He acknowledges that he has revealed little about "the policy of the new administration." Lincoln explains, "In the varying and repeatedly shifting scenes of the present, and without a precedent which could enable me to judge by the past, it has seemed fitting that before speaking upon the difficulties of the country, I should have gained a view of the whole field . . . being at liberty to modify and change the course of policy, as future events may make a change necessary." New York Herald, 14 February 1861, 5:1-2; Address to the Ohio Legislature, Columbus, Ohio, 13 February 1861, CW, 4:204-5.

Speaks to public from steps of Capitol immediately following visit to legislature: "The manifestations of good-will towards the government, and affection for the Union which you may exhibit are of immense value to you and your posterity forever." Speech from the Steps of the Capitol at Columbus, Ohio, 13 February 1861, CW, 4:205-6.

At 4:30 P.M. receives telegram from Washington, informing him that he is duly elected President of the United States. Attends levee in full evening dress for members of legislature, army and militia officers, Lincoln party, and special guests at residence of Gov. William Dennison (Ohio). Baltimore Sun, 15 February 1861.

Returns to Capitol after supper and again receives public. Later accompanies Governor to Deshler Hall, where guards are giving military ball in his honor. Leads grand promenade with captain's wife. Columbus Capital City Fact, 14 February 1861.

Lincoln family spends night as guests at governor's home. N.Y. Tribune, 14 February 1861.

[Irwin withdraws $16.23 from Springfield Marine Bank. Pratt, Personal Finances, 176.]

Thursday, February 13, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

President appears before House Judiciary Committee in matter of premature publication of last Annual Message. N.Y. Tribune, 14 February 1862.

His two youngest children continue ill of typhoid fever. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 13 February 1862, 2d ed., 2:1.

White House borrows "Goethe's Werke v. 14/15, v. 17/18" from Library of Congress [Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Goethe's Werke.] Borrowers' Ledger 1861-63, 114, Archives of the Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Friday, February 13, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

On invitation of Gen. John G. Barnard, President and Sec. Stanton drive across Potomac to Fort Dekalb, Va., for demonstration of George W. Beardslee's electric detonating system or blasting apparatus. Bruce, Tools of War, 226.

Congressman George H. Yeaman (Ky.) confers with Lincoln about transfer of General Richard W. Johnson. Memorandum Concerning Transfer of Richard W. Johnson, 13 February 1863, CW, 6:104.

President communicates to House of Representatives all information in Department of Interior respecting causes of recent outbreaks of Indian tribes in Northwest. Abraham Lincoln to Galusha A. Grow, 13 February 1863, CW, 6:104.

Forwards to Senate report concerning employment by French Emperor of African troops in Mexico. Abraham Lincoln to the Senate, 13 February 1863, CW, 6:105.

General Cassius M. Clay is in Washington awaiting President's decision on appointment of minister to Russia. Lincoln to Cameron, 13 February 1863, Simon Cameron Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

At 8:00 P.M., President and Mrs. Lincoln give small evening reception for fifty guests in honor of "General Tom Thumb" (Charles S. Stratton) and bride (Lavinia Warren). Daily National Republican (Washington, DC), 14 February 1863, 2d ed., 2:1-2; Evening Star (Washington, DC), 14 February 1863, 2d ed., 3:1; Washington Chronicle, 14 February 1863; Nicolay to Bates, 15 February 1863, John G. Nicolay Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Fox, Diary, Gist-Blair Family Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Saturday, February 13, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln interviews General Judson Kilpatrick from Army of Potomac. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 13 February 1864, 2d ed., 2:1; Sedgwick to Lincoln, 11 February 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Atty. Gen. Bates calls on Lincoln to discuss presidential election. Bates, Diary.

President gets new stables to replace those destroyed by fire. Congress appropriates $12,000. Stat. L., XIII, 3.

President attends afternoon reception but is unwell. Abraham Lincoln to Salmon P. Chase, 13 February 1864, CW, 7:182.

Mrs. Lincoln's Saturday afternoon reception draws large crowd, including General Sickles and member of staff. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 13 February 1864, 2d ed., 2:4.

Monday, February 13, 1865.+-

Washington, DC.

President transmits to Congress dispatch relating to an international exhibition to be held at Bergen, Norway, and note from Portuguese minister calling attention to proposed international exhibition at Oporto, Portugal. Abraham Lincoln to the Senate and House of Representatives, 13 February 1865, CW, 8:296; Abraham Lincoln to the Senate and House of Representatives, 13 February 1865, CW, 8:296-97.

Interviews John M. Bulloch and writes order for his brother, Lt. Waller R. Bulloch (CSA), aged 15, nephew of Gen. (former Vice President) John C. Breckinridge (CSA), to be paroled. Order Concerning Waller R. Bulloch, 13 February 1865, CW, 8:296.

Endorses written request for relief presented by Gen. Benjamin H. Grierson on behalf of people of District of West Tennessee: "To the Military Officers Commanding in West-Tennessee. . . . it is my wish for you to relieve the people from all burthens, harrassments, and oppressions, so far as is possible, consistently with your Military necessities; that the object of the war being to restore and maintain the blessings of peace and good government, I desire you to help, and not hinder, every advance in that direction." Abraham Lincoln to Military Officers Commanding in West Tennessee, 13 February 1865, CW, 8:294-96.

President and Mrs. Lincoln host state dinner, with son Robert T. Lincoln in attendance. Thirty-three guests include sixteen senators and their wives. The Marine Band provides music. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 14 February 1865, 2d ed., 2:1.