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Friday, November 14, 1834.+-

Clary's Grove, IL.

Lincoln and Samuel Hill appraise at $30 two-year-old brown filly taken up by Thomas Dowell at his farm near Clary's Grove.Photocopy.

Monday, November 14, 1836.+-

New Salem, IL.

[Tazewell County Circuit Court convenes at Tremont for special four-day term. Judge Logan presides.Record.]

Thursday, November 14, 1839.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes Stuart that Douglas has given up contest to get Stuart's seat in Congress. He believes Noah W. Matheny will be elected to succeed C. R. Matheny, his father, as county clerk. Lincoln fears outcome of approaching legislative contest between T. J. Nance (Dem.) and John Bennett (Whig).Abraham Lincoln to John T. Stuart, 14 November 1839, CW, 1:154.

Saturday, November 14, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

Isaac S. Britton, commissioner appointed by court in Spear et al. v. Newton & Newton, files amended report.Record.

Monday, November 14, 1842.+-

Petersburg, IL.

Menard Circuit Court opens two-day term. Lincoln loses Taylor v. Eaton when court awards plaintiff $220.40. On his motion, two cases are continued and one dismissed. Strong and Lincoln file their replication to defendant's answer in Dresser v. Miles. In the bankruptcy case In re Arnold, Logan & Lincoln file petition for bankruptcy, inventory, and list of creditors of Henry Arnold of Newton, Illinois, in the U.S. District Court. He writes and files, for defendant, plea and demurrer in Gains v. West.Record.

Tuesday, November 14, 1843.+-

Springfield, IL.

Logan & Lincoln win by default Butler v. Webster and Caldwell v. Moore & Moore. Defendant in Short & Short v. Blankenship & Miller is made party to judgment against E. C. Blankenship. Logan & Lincoln appear for complainants. They enter motion in Bosbyshell v. Moore, and take nonsuit in Mallory v. Maxey et al. Two cases are dismissed, one continued and three set for later hearing.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Record.

Thursday, November 14, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln draws warrant for $17.60 from auditor as compensation for bringing presidential polls from Lawrence County to Springfield. In Sangamon Circuit Court, jury disagrees in Clements v. Cloyd and case is continued. In Lesure and Bliss v. County of Menard, in which Lincoln appears for defendant, plaintiffs enter demurrer to his plea.Warrant Register, Auditor's Office; Record.

Friday, November 14, 1845.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln, appearing for defendants, wins two cases tried by court,Jewett v. Lowery, and Saunders & Co. v. Lewis and Harrison. Lincoln's motion is sustained in State Bank v. Harlan et al. Court orders defendants to recover costs from plaintiff. Case of People v. Samuel Smith, assault, opens. Lincoln represents defense.Record.

Saturday, November 14, 1846.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln & Herndon enter motion to vacate sale made in Cooper v. Crosby and Robbins.Record.

Wednesday, November 14, 1849.+-

En route.

[On his return, Lincoln finds maid has charged "sundries" totaling $7.10 at Bunn's store, and 20¢ at Irwin's. Bunn Journal; Irwin Ledger, 18 October 1849-10 November 1849, passim.]

Thursday, November 14, 1850.+-

Decatur, IL.

Rhodes v. Helm, assumpsit, comes to trial in Macon Circuit Court. Emerson and Lincoln represent plaintiff, Post defendant. Jury fails to agree and case is continued. Warnick v. Eckel, ejection suit, Lincoln and Post for plaintiff, is continued. Record.

Friday, November 14, 1851.+-

Decatur, IL.

Emerson and Wait, attorneys for plaintiff in Austin v. Whitley, dismiss suit. Record.

In the Macon County Circuit Court, a jury grants a divorce to Lincoln's client Sarah Ogden in the case of Ogden v. Ogden. Among other charges, Sarah claims that the defendant, Jonathan Ogden, "repeatedly" hit her and then left her "in a destitute and suffering situation." "In lieu of alimony," the court orders Jonathan to give Sarah "bedding . . . [and] four hundred dollars." The court awards Jonathan "custody . . . of the children," but it allows Sarah to "visit said children occasionally" and "without hinderance." Answer of Jonathan Ogden, filed May 1851, Ogden v. Ogden; Bill for Divorce, filed 9 May 1851, Ogden v. Ogden, both in case file A1037, Macon County Circuit Court, Illinois State Regional Archives Depository, University of Illinois at Springfield, Springfield, IL; Decree, 14 November 1851, Ogden v. Ogden, Record C, 86, Macon County Circuit Court, Macon County Courthouse, Decatur, IL.

Lincoln writes to Joseph McIntyre, Pekin attorney, about legal document he needs at once. Abraham Lincoln to Joseph S. McIntyre, 14 November 1851, CW, 2:112.

Monday, November 14, 1853.+-

Springfield, IL.

[First Grand Division of Supreme Court begins its session at Mt. Vernon.]

Tuesday, November 14, 1854.+-

Clinton, IL.

Carey v. Illinois Central RR comes to trial. Jury finds defendant guilty of trespass and assesses plaintiff's damages at $168.53. Dye v. Illinois Central RR is settled by agreement which includes payment of $100 and costs to plaintiff. Record.

Lincoln writes agreement. Photocopy.

Friday, November 14, 1856.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes and files declaration and bond for costs in Henderson v. Weed in U.S. Circuit Court. ISLA—Files; NNP—Original.

Saturday, November 14, 1857.+-

Springfield, IL.

Representing plaintiff in Bank of Commerce v. Emporium Real Estate & Manufacturing Co. in U.S. Circuit Court, Lincoln files bond for costs, declaration, notice, and protest. Nonpayment of promissory notes totalling $20,000 is alleged. Record.

Lincoln informs correspondent that it is impossible for him to attend courts in Coles or Edgar, or any counties in Judge Harlan's circuit. He therefore declines to undertake "Railroad suits. . . . I should be very pleased to oblige you if I could." Abraham Lincoln to Ozias Bailey, 14 November 1857, CW, 2:426.

Monday, November 14, 1859.+-

Danville, IL.

[Mrs. Lincoln buys groceries and cloth at Smith's. Pratt, Personal Finances, 160.]

Wednesday, November 14, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Politicians begin their assault on Lincoln in person. Their activities give rise to newspaper speculation on cabinet selections. Lincoln remarks that "if the responsibility rested with them, as it does with him, they would be much less speedy with their selections and announcements." N.Y. Tribune, 15 November 1860.

Thursday, November 14, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln receives account of Leonard Swett's survey of Dept. of West. Swett to Lincoln, 9 November 1861, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Consults with Gen. McClellan and Asst. Sec. Fox about another "big expedition." Fox, Diary, Gist-Blair Family Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Calls at Secretary of State William H. Seward's house in evening and meets newspapermen W. H. Russell, correspondent London Times, and Henry J. Raymond, editor New York Times. Russell, Diary.

Friday, November 14, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

President pauses on way to War Dept. to watch telegraph operators practice new flag code of James M. Swain on White House grounds. Bates, Telegraph Office, 263.

Agrees with Halleck on Gen. Burnside's plans and notifies Burnside to go ahead. Isaac N. Arnold, Life of Abraham Lincoln, 362.

Receives Massachusetts group bearing petition from 12,333 women supporting administration. Petition, 13 November 1862, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Telegraphs Gen. Francis P. Blair, Jr., at St. Louis: "Please telegraph me the result of the election in Missouri, on Congress and Legislature." Abraham Lincoln to Francis P. Blair, Jr., 14 November 1862, CW, 5:496-97.

Saturday, November 14, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln interviews Governor Andrew Curtin (Pa.) and delegation interested in appointments. Daily National Republican (Washington, DC), 14 November 1863, 2:5.

Senator Henry Wilson meets with President and Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles in behalf of the mechanics and laborers in the Boston navy yard. Daily National Republican (Washington, DC), 14 November 1863, 2:5.

Withholds permission from General William S. Rosecrans to publish certain official reports of Battle of Chickamauga. Abraham Lincoln to William S. Rosecrans, 14 November 1863, CW, 7:14.

President's son, Tad, receives South American pony as gift from Col. Joseph B. Stewart whom he met while visiting New York. Washington Chronicle, 15 November 1863.

Monday, November 14, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

In morning Lincoln meets with General Ambrose E. Burnside. Daily National Republican (Washington, DC), 14 November 1864, 2d ed., 2:5.

President accepts resignation of General George B. McClellan and appoints General Philip Sheridan to rank of major general. Washington Chronicle, 16 November 1864.

O. H. Browning at White House in evening learns that President has not started on his Message to Congress. Browning, Diary.

Lincoln writes Gen. Hurlbut: "Few things, since I have been here, have impressed me more painfully than what, for four or five months past, has appeared as bitter military opposition to the new State Government of Louisiana." Abraham Lincoln to Stephen A. Hurlbut, 14 November 1864, CW, 8:106-8.