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Saturday, July 13, 1833.+-

New Salem, IL.

Lincoln and Bowling Green witness deeds for the sale of two tracts of land. Joseph Watkins and Nancy Watkins sold one tract of 120 acres, situated five miles northwest of New Salem, to Thomas F. Dowell for $300. Thomas F. Dowell and Anna Dowell sold a nearby tract of 40 acres to Joseph Watkins for $75. Sangamon County Deed Book G, 143-44, 185-86, Illinois Regional Archives Depository, University of Illinois Springfield.

Thursday, July 13, 1837.+-

Vandalia, IL.

Committee of Whole devotes most of morning to state bank at Springfield. Lincoln reports from select committee act to establish state road from Beardstown to Petersburg by way of Robinson's mill. On his motion, bill is read second time and ordered engrossed for third reading.House Journal; Photocopy.

[Supreme Court begins eight-day session.]

Friday, July 13, 1838.+-

Springfield, IL.

Stuart & Lincoln win Anderson, Bell & Co. v. Gambrel when jury awards plaintiffs $207.65. They lose two cases appealed from justice of peace and have three others continued.Record.

Saturday, July 13, 1839.+-

Springfield, IL.

Stuart & Lincoln win three cases by default, getting judgments for $204.07 in Hurst v. Smith & Taggart, $198.30 in McGee v. Ransdell, and $513.49 in John & Augustus Kerr & Co. v. Prickett. They file defendant's plea in Ritchey v. Goodacre, and printer's certificate in Wood et al. v. Ross. They get verdict in Purviance v. James Bell & Co. and in Johnson v. Wattles.Record.

Monday, July 13, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

Sangamon Circuit Court opens term of three weeks. On motion of Stuart & Lincoln, attorneys for plaintiff, trespass case Keedy v. Elkin is dismissed.Record.

Tuesday, July 13, 1841.+-

Springfield, IL.

Supreme Court sustains Lincoln's motion and dismisses Maus v. Worthing for use of McCann appeal.4 Ill. 26.

Court allows supersedeas in England v. Clark. Plaintiff in error is ordered to execute $100 bond with William G. Greene, Levi Summers, and Joseph England as security. In Sangamon County Circuit Court case, Campbell & Dabney v. Spear, Lincoln files bill of complaint.Record.

Wednesday, July 13, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

Grable v. Margrave is argued before Supreme Court by Shields and Conkling for plaintiff and Lincoln for defendant. Lincoln appears for appellant in Cushman v. Dement. No counsel appearing for appellee, case is continued. Mason v. Park is argued by Edwards for plaintiff and Lincoln for defendant. Record.

Lincoln does paper work in Circuit Court cases, writing and filing affidavit and praecipe in Dormody v. Cavanaugh, Sangamon County. He writes application for injunction for Macon County case, Crissey v. Brooks, filed October 12, 1842.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Photocopy.

Evening Whig meeting organizes "Clay Club," aim of which, says opposition "Register," is "to drive the independent Whigs in this county into the support of the humbug nominees. Messengers are to be sent into all the precincts to whip the Farmers into their ranks. Logan, Lincoln, and Baker denounced the cry of no party . . . as hypocritical."Register, 13 July 1842, 15 July 1842.

Thursday, July 13, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln receives memorandum from Richard M. Young, commissioner of General Land Office, in response to request for information for constituent.Abraham Lincoln to John Hogan, 14 July 1848, CW, 1:499-500.

In House, absentees move for remittance of fines imposed, but speaker refuses to recognize them. Lincoln "remarking that he believed he was still a member," moves previous question. Matter is finally laid on table.Remarks in U. S. House of Representatives Concerning Apprehension of Absentees, 13 July 1848, CW, 1:499; Globe.

Friday, July 13, 1849.+-

Springfield, IL.

In letter to Joseph Gillespie, Lincoln deplores Cyrus Edwards' belief he has played false with him. He encloses another letter to be shown to Edwards stating that he first determined to be applicant only when he was informed by telegraph that "the question was narrowed down to Mr. B. and myself." Abraham Lincoln to Joseph Gillespie, 13 July 1849, CW, 2:57-59.

Saturday, July 13, 1850.+-

Chicago, IL.

Hoyt trial.

Tuesday, July 13, 1852.+-

Springfield, IL.

Browning is so discouraged over Williamson case he does not wish to speak, but at Lincoln's persuasion he addresses jury for two hours. "The defendant," he records, "is a young man, who lost a leg in the Mexican war. . . . I believe him to be guilty, but . . . am sorry for the poor devil." Browning, Diary.

Lincoln files pleas in Moore v. Banquary and Moore v. Buchanan and Vandemark, before court April 30, 1852 and July 2, 1852 respectively. Record.

Lincoln takes home "5 yds. Quilled Ribbon," 89¢. Pratt, Personal Finances, 145.

Friday, July 13, 1855.+-

Chicago, IL.

Arguments in Forsyth v. Peoria, Illinois are concluded, and Judge McLean charges jury strongly in favor of defendant. Jury is still out when court adjourns. Browning, Diary.

Monday, July 13, 1857.+-

Chicago, IL.

At night Lincoln and Browning again attend theater, this time to see Burton play Captain Cuttle in "Dombey and Son." "This is very admirable— Mrs. Burton did Susan Nipper, the black eyed one very well—The others were hum drum." Browning, Diary, 1:294.

Wednesday, July 13, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln files joinder to defendant's plea in Howland v. Peoria & Hannibal RR in U.S. Circuit Court. Files.

Lincoln buys 75¢ pair of suspenders at Smith's store. Pratt, Personal Finances, 158.

Saturday, July 13, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

President discusses with Sens. Solomon Foot (Vt.) and Sumner (Mass.) activities of James E. Harvey, minister to Portugal. Requests Foot and Sumner to report to Senate and return for further discussion. Sec. Seward and Sen. Browning (Ill.) interview Lincoln on same subject. Memorandum, 13 July 1861, John G. Nicolay Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Simeon Draper dines with President. N.Y. Tribune, 14 July 1861.

President approves act further providing for collection of import duties, and for other purposes. Statutes at Large, XII, 255 [cited as Stat. L]; N.Y. Times, 16 July 1861.

[Statement of John Alexander (see July 6, 1861) indicates probability of review at White House on this date. DNA—RG 217, General Accounting Office, 142-505.]

Sunday, July 13, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln calculates strength of Army of Potomac on paper and sends figures to Gen. McClellan for explanation. Records show 160,000 men sent to army on peninsula. Lincoln counted 86,500 when with army on 8th and 9th—five days ago. Returns show 23,500 killed, wounded, and missing. "Have you any more perfect knowledge of this than I have?" Abraham Lincoln to George B. McClellan, 13 July 1862, CW, 5:322-23.

President Lincoln writes to Major General John E. Wool regarding the welfare of some soldiers. Lincoln explains, "Two ladies are here now representing that there are four hundred sick soldiers in Baltimore, without shelter or any accommodations. Please have this looked into by the proper officers, and the evil corrected, if it really exists. At the same, time, if it is within your authority, I would be glad all the well soldiers should be gathered in and sent to their Regiments forthwith." Abraham Lincoln to John E. Wool, 13 July 1862, John E. Wool Papers, (Vault) Box 1, Folder 6, New York State Library, Albany, NY.

President Lincoln, Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles, and Secretary of State William H. Seward travel by "carriage" to attend the funeral of the Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton's "infant child" James. Welles recalled, "It was on this occasion and on this ride that [Lincoln] first mentioned . . . the subject of emancipating the slaves by proclamation . . . He dwelt earnestly on the gravity, importance, and delicacy of the movement, said he had given it much thought and had about come to the conclusion that it was a military necessity absolutely essential for the salvation of the Union." Gideon Welles, Diary of Gideon Welles (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1911), vol. 1, 70; Benjamin P. Thomas and Harold M. Hyman, Stanton: The Life and Times of Lincoln's Secretary of War (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1962), 175.

Receives James W. White, Robert H. McCurdy, and Frederick S. Winston, committee with invitation from patriotic bodies in New York to attend mass meeting. White to Lincoln, 14 July 1862, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Monday, July 14, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

[Mrs. Lincoln, with sons Robert and Tad, takes an excursion in New York City harbor aboard the revenue cutter Winans. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 15 July 1862, 2d ed., 1:3.]

Monday, July 13, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

President receives call for help to subdue mob resisting draft in New York. John Jay and others to Lincoln, 13 July 1863, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Sec. Welles calls on President and suggests that Acting Rear Adm. Porter be made rear admiral. Welles, Diary.

Lincoln writes Gen. Grant: "I do not remember that you and I ever met personally. I write this now as a grateful acknowledgment for the almost inestimable service you have done the country. . . . When you got below, and took Port-Gibson, Grand Gulf, and vicinity, I thought you should go down the river and join Gen. Banks; and when you turned Northward East of the Big Black, I feared it was a mistake. I now wish to make the personal acknowledgment that you were right, and I was wrong." Abraham Lincoln to Ulysses S. Grant, 13 July 1863, CW, 6:326.

Writes Gen. Schofield in St. Louis: "I regret to learn of the arrest of the Democrat editor. . . . but I care very little for the publication of any letter I have written. Please spare me the trouble this is likely to bring." Abraham Lincoln to John M. Schofield, [13 July] 1863, CW, 6:326-27.

Wednesday, July 13, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

Atty. Gen. Bates calls on President and presents his views on Baltimore Convention. Bates, Diary.