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Friday, February 14, 1834.+-

New Salem, IL.

Lincoln completes survey begun yesterday. On March 5, 1834 county commissioners allow him six dollars from funds of township.County Commissioners Record D, 5 March 1834; Record in office of County Supt. of Schools of Sangamon County.

[On June 2, 1834, county commissioners allow him $6.50 additional.Record D.]

Saturday, February 14, 1835.+-

En route to New Salem, IL.

[Lincoln is summoned as witness in Harrell v. David Wooldridge, at order of Forquer & Treat, attorneys for plaintiff.Photocopy.]

Tuesday, February 14, 1837.+-

Vandalia, IL.

Fight to move capital occupies House through afternoon. Move to table bill until December 1839 is defeated 42 to 38.House Journal; Amendments Introduced in Illinois Legislature to Senate Bill Permanently Locating the Seat of Government of the State of Illinois, [14 February 1837], CW, 1:73.

Thursday, February 14, 1839.+-

Vandalia, IL.

Lincoln writes to Stuart giving instructions about renewing his note at state bank. Money to renew it is in hands of William Butler. He sends note signed in blank for Stuart to use. He closes with: "Ewing wont do any thing. He is not worth a damn." This probably refers to Ewing's attempt to repeal bill removing capital to Springfield.Abraham Lincoln to John T. Stuart, 14 February 1839, CW, 1:143.

Friday, February 14, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

Register publishes "refutation" of Lincoln's subtreasury speech of December 26, 1839, and denounces Whig editors of The Old Soldier, Lincoln and four others, for posing as friends of Andrew Jackson.

Tuesday, February 14, 1843.+-

Springfield, IL.

In letters to two fellow Whigs, Lincoln expresses a desire to run for Congress. Lincoln asks his "personal friend" Richard S. Thomas, of Virginia, Illinois, to correct the "mistaken" notion of "any one" under the impression "that Lincoln don't want to go to Congress." Lincoln also makes his ambition known to Alden Hull, "to whom I may, without fear, communicate a fact which I wish my particular friends...to know." Lincoln considers Hull, of Tazewell County, to be "a good whig, and an honorable man." Abraham Lincoln to Alden Hull, 14 February 1843, CW, 1:306-7; Abraham Lincoln to Richard S. Thomas, 14 February 1843, CW, 1:307.

Wednesday, February 14, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes Richard S. Thomas of Virginia that he can find only one copy of President's message in town and that in state library. "If alive and well, I am sure to be with you on the 22nd. I will meet the trio of mighty adversaries you mention, in the best manner I can."Abraham Lincoln to Richard S. Thomas, 14 February 1844, CW, 1:332.

Friday, February 14, 1845.+-

Springfield, IL.

Cook v. Hall, ejectment case from Richland County, is argued by Lincoln for plaintiff and Baker for defendant. Record.

Monday, February 14, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln receives letter from Herndon defending Polk.Abraham Lincoln to William H. Herndon, 15 February 1848, CW, 1:451-52.

He votes to table motion to expunge Ashmun's January 3, 1848 amendment, and presents petition praying that Congress make same bounty land provision for veterans of War of 1812 as for Mexican War soldiers.Globe.

Wednesday, February 14, 1849.+-

Washington, DC.

There is no evidence of Lincoln's presence in Congress; but he is probably there, as House and Senate met in joint session to count electoral votes. Lincoln receives letter from Cyrus Edwards of Alton soliciting his aid in securing appointment as commissioner of General Land Office. IHi—Journal, XXV, 143.

Saturday, February 14, 1852.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes declaration, for Henry Prather, defendant, in Trustees of Township 16N, 1E v. Prather, Macon County case involving property claimed for school. Abraham Lincoln to Henry Prather, 14 February 1852, CW, 2:118-19.

Monday, February 14, 1853.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to Solon Cumins of Grand Detour about "Mr. Adams' business," in U.S. Court. "I shall be very glad if you will ascertain, and put down in writing, exactly what Bradshaw will swear, on the question of Denny having been paid for the land with Adams' money, & also, as to whether Adams, when he took the deed, had any knowledge of Kemper's judgment against Bradshaw." Abraham Lincoln to Solon Cumins, 14 February 1853, CW, 2:190.

[Legislature adjourns.]

Thursday, February 14, 1856.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes G. U. Miles regarding tract of land in Menard County. After stating facts as he understands them, he adds: "The reason I write you is, that I can not understand, from the Major's letter, precisely what your difficulty is. . . . Please write me; and return me this letter, as it will save me hunting up the facts again." Abraham Lincoln to George U. Miles, 14 February 1856, CW, 2:330-31.

Sunday, February 14, 1858.+-

En route to Chicago, IL.

Monday, February 14, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln collects $1,000 as part payment of claim on which he brought suit in U.S. Circuit Court, Ambos v. James A. Barret & Co., filed December 9, 1858. On back of copy of several promissory notes he writes: "Received, Feby 14. 1859, on the within one thousand dollars, for which a receipt was this day given J. A. Barrett, by Lincoln & Herndon—" Files.

Lincoln buys bottle of castor oil at his drug store, and Robert gets 11 pounds of sugar at Smith's. Pratt, Personal Finances, 152, 154.

Tuesday, February 14, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

In U.S. Circuit Court Lincoln makes his last appearance for term. Two of his cases are continued, and in third he files bill of revivor. He answers letter from Messrs. Hall, Fullinwider, and Correll of Sangamon County asking meaning of statement "a house divided against itself cannot stand." After quoting paragraph Lincoln writes: "It puzzles me to make my meaning plainer." Record; Files; Abraham Lincoln to Oliver P. Hall, Jacob N. Fullinwider, and William F. Correll, 14 February 1860, CW, 3:519-20.

Thursday, February 14, 1861.+-

Columbus, OH and Pittsburgh, PA.

Lincoln and family leave governor's mansion at 7 A.M. under escort for depot. Cincinnati Commercial, 15 February 1861.

Train departs shortly before 8 A.M. with throngs of people standing under umbrellas waving farewells. Villard, Eve of '61, 83; Columbus Ohio Statesman, 14 February 1861.

Lincoln travels most of way to Pittsburgh in rain, but makes number of stops for speeches where crowds are waiting. William E. Baringer, A House Dividing: Lincoln as President Elect (Springfield, IL: Abraham Lincoln Association, 1945), 276.

Responds to welcome at Ohio towns of Newark, Frazeysburg, Dresden, Coshocton, Newcomerstown, Uhrichsville, Cadiz Junction, Steubenville, Wellsville, and at Pennsylvania towns of Rochester, Allegheny City, and Pittsburgh. Remarks at Newark, Ohio, 14 February 1861, CW, 4:206; Remarks at Cadiz Junction, Ohio, 14 February 1861, CW, 4:206; Speech at Steubenville, Ohio, 14 February 1861, CW, 4:206-7; Remarks at Wellsville, Ohio, 14 February 1861, CW, 4:207-8; Remarks at Rochester, Pennsylvania, 14 February 1861, CW, 4:208; Remarks at the Monongahela House, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 14 February 1861, CW, 4:208-9; Remarks from Balcony of the Monongahela House, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 14 February 1861, CW, 4:209-10; Cincinnati Commercial, 15 February 1861.

At Cadiz Junction Lincoln dines at Parks House; later remarks to crowd from platform of car that he is "too full for utterance." Remarks at Cadiz Junction, Ohio, 14 February 1861, CW, 4:206; Columbus Capital City Fact, 15 February 1861.

Receives welcome from Judge Lloyd and approximately 10,000 people gathered around carpeted stage near railroad tracks in Steubenville. Replies: "We everywhere express devotion to the Constitution. I believe there is no difference in this respect, whether on this or on the other side of this majestic stream. . . . The question is, as to what the Constitution means— . . . To decide that, who shall be the judge? Can you think of any other, than the voice of the people?" Speech at Steubenville, Ohio, 14 February 1861, CW, 4:206-7; Cincinnati Commercial, 15 February 1861.

Leaves Steubenville at 2:30 P.M. and shortly arrives at Wellsville where he makes brief remarks from platform of rear car. Escort committees from Allegheny City and Cleveland are on board. At Rochester Lincoln answers question, "What will you do with the secesssionists then?" by saying, "My friend, that is a matter which I have under very grave consideration." Remarks at Wellsville, Ohio, 14 February 1861, CW, 4:207-8; Remarks at Rochester, Pennsylvania, 14 February 1861, CW, 4:208; Cincinnati Commercial, 15 February 1861.

Arrives at Allegheny City at 8 P.M., having been delayed two hours by broken-down freight train near Freedom, Ohio. Acknowledges welcome of mayor in rain and enters carriage for Monongahela House in Pittsburgh across river. ["We finally got Mr. Lincoln into a carriage; but . . . it looked for a while as if we would never get the carriage out of the crowd that was pushing and yelling all around us." Nicolay to Bates, 15 February 1861, John G. Nicolay Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.]

Large crowds in rain and mud block streets to hotel and pack lobby. Standing on chair in lobby of Monongahela House Lincoln reflects: "I could not help thinking, my friends, as I traveled in the rain through your crowded streets, on my way here, that if all that people were in favor of the Union, it can certainly be in no great danger—it will be preserved. . . . Well, my friends, as it is not much I have to say, and as there may be some uncertainty of another opportunity, I will utter it now, if you will permit me to procure a few notes." Returns and announces he has been persuaded to finish speech in morning. Baltimore Sun, 15 February 1861; Remarks at the Monongahela House, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvnia, 14 February 1861, CW, 4:208-9; Remarks from Balcony of the Monongahela House, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 14 February 1861, CW, 4:209-10.

Friday, February 14, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

Cabinet meets. Report on Gen. Burnside's expedition read. Bates, Diary.

"The children [Willie and Tad] we are glad to say are on the mend." Evening Star (Washington, DC), 14 February 1862, 2d ed., 2:1.

President issues Executive Order No. 1, relating to political prisoners. As far as public welfare will permit, all political prisoners now held in military custody will be released on their subscribing to parole not to aid or comfort enemy. Extraordinary arrests will hereafter be made under direction of military authorities alone. Otto Eisenschiml, In the Shadow of Lincoln's Death (New York: Funk, 1940), 193; DNA—WR RG 94, Adjt. Gen. Off., Letters Received, Misc. Branch, Box 673.

President anxiously awaits news from Gen. Ulysses S. Grant on fighting before Fort Donelson, Tenn. Nicolay to Bates, 14 February 1862, John G. Nicolay Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Confers with Sen. Sherman (Ohio) at Capitol regarding assignment of Robert C. Kirk of Ohio as consul to Tangier. Kirk to Sherman, 20 February 1862, John Sherman Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Saturday, February 14, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

President, Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton, and party travel across Potomac to watch "Col. Alexander set off a forigarre." Journal, Samuel P. Heintzelman Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Rear Admiral John A. Dahlgren goes to White House to check report that ironclads at Charleston need ammunition. Later President calls him back for conference with General Halleck and Assistant Secretary Fox. Lincoln "is restless about Charleston." Extracts from Dahlgren Diary, John G. Nicolay Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

"Reception at White House to-day unusually largely attended. For two hours the throng of visitors pressed in a steady current." N. Y. Herald, 15 February 1863; Daily National Republican (Washington, DC), 14 February 1863, 2d ed., 2:4.

Mrs. Fox calls on Mrs. Lincoln and finds her in high spirits. Fox, Diary, Gist-Blair Family Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Tuesday, February 14, 1865.+-

Washington, DC.

President approves resolution providing for "Congressional Directory." Stat. L., XIII, 568.

Grants audience to Mrs. Hutter and committee from Philadelphia with recommendations relative to caring for orphans of soldiers and sailors. Hutter to Lincoln, 8 February 1865, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Interviews W. O. Bartlett, probably about appointment of James Gordon Bennett as minister to France. Bartlett to Lincoln, 14 February 1865, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Signs commission of W. O. Stoddard as marshal of eastern district of Arkansas. William O. Stoddard, Lincoln's Third Secretary: The Memoirs of William O. Stoddard, ed. by William O. Stoddard, Jr. (New York: Exposition Press, 1955), 216.