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Tuesday, August 14, 1838.+-

Springfield, IL.

In the Sangamon County Circuit Court case of Rogers v. Rogers, Lincoln files a bill for divorce for his client, Samuel Rogers. In October 1835, Samuel Rogers married Polly Offill. In June or July 1836, Polly moved out and "has ever since wholly refused to live with [Samuel]," whom Lincoln describes as a "tender and affectionate husband." Samuel asks the court to subpoena Polly to appear at the "final hearing" of the divorce proceedings. Bill for Divorce, filed 14 August 1838, Rogers v. Rogers, Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Monday, August 14, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln announces that Committee on Expenditures in War Department has prepared report on extra compensation paid Cass and Taylor and asks suspension of rules to enable him to move printing of message of President and accompanying documents on which report is based. House refuses and adjourns sine die.Globe; Remarks in U. S. House of Representatives, 14 August 1848, CW, 1:517.

Wednesday, August 14, 1850.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes, signs, and files in Sangamon Circuit Court petitions for dower in Enos v. Wright et al.. Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Saturday, August 14, 1852.+-

Springfield, IL.

Tompkins Bush, scheduled to address Scott Club, is unable to do so. Lincoln, at his own request, takes his place and speaks for two hours, devoting himself mainly to review of Douglas' speech at Richmond, July 9, 1852. Unable to finish, Lincoln announces that he will continue at next meeting. "Mr. Lincoln's speech was full of keen sarcasm and eloquence, and elicited shouts of laughter and approbation." Illinois Journal, 17 August 1852; Speech to the Springfield Scott Club, 14 August 1852, CW, 2:135-57.

Thursday, August 14, 1856.+-

Springfield, IL and En route?

[To reach Polo by next evening, Lincoln must have left Springfield during day.]

Saturday, August 14, 1858.+-

Havana, IL.

Lincoln takes stand at 2 P.M. and speaks for two hours. William Kellogg, congressman from district, follows him. "The day has been extremely warm, but delegations from quite a distance are here." Delegation from Bath asks Lincoln to speak there Monday, and he accepts. Illinois State Journal, 20 August 1858; Chicago Tribune, 20 August 1858; Speech at Havana, Illinois, 14 August 1858, CW, 2:541-43.

Sunday, August 14, 1859.+-

Council Bluffs, IA.

Lincoln attends First Presbyterian Church services in Concert Hall. He dines at home of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Officer, former Springfield residents. Council Bluffs Nonpareil, 14 August 1921.

Tuesday, August 14, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

To T. A. Cheney, Lincoln writes: "I would cheerfully answer your questions in regard to the Fugitive Slave law, were it not that I consider it would be both imprudent, and contrary to the reasonable expectation of friends for me to write, or speak anything upon doctrinal points now. Besides this, my published speeches contain nearly all I could willingly say. Justice and fairness to all, is the utmost I have said, or will say." He writes three other political letters. He asks George G. Fogg, secretary of Republican National Committee, how things look, and if he should accept invitation to Springfield, Mass. horse show. Samuel Galloway of Ohio he invites to visit him, unless time so spent would injure Galloway's congressional campaign. He writes to James E. Harvey of New York briefly on Republican jealousies there: "Justice and fairness to all." He endorses pardon petition of Thomas Patterson, recently convicted of manslaughter in Vermilion County. Abraham Lincoln to T. Apolion Cheney, 14 August 1860, CW, 4:93; Abraham Lincoln to George G. Fogg, 14 August 1860, CW, 4:94; Abraham Lincoln to Samuel Galloway, 14 August 1860, CW, 4:94; Abraham Lincoln to James E. Harvey, 14 August 1860, CW, 4:94-95; Endorsement: David Davis to John Wood Concerning Pardon of Thomas Patterson, 14 August 1860, CW, 4:93.

Wednesday, August 14, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln writes Gen. Scott: "I have only a slight acquaintance with Mr. Villard, as a gentlemanly newspaper correspondent; and as such I commend him to others." Abraham Lincoln to Winfield Scott, 14 August 1861, CW, 4:484.

Visits Navy Yard. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 16 August 1861, 2:3.

Decides to send assistance to Union men in Kentucky and Tennessee. Selects Gen. Anderson to lead three brigades. Consults again with Senator Andrew Johnson (Tenn.) and Congressman Maynard (Tenn.). Sherman to Sherman, 19 August 1861, William T. Sherman Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

During interview with President and cabinet, William S. Rowland of New York offers two additional regiments of sharpshooters to government. N.Y. Tribune, 16 August 1861.

[Mrs. Lincoln instructs White House gardener to send flowers to Anderson. Anderson to wife, 13 August 1861, Robert Anderson Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Accompanied by Robert, Elizabeth Todd Grimsley and John Hay, assistant secretary to President, Mrs. Lincoln leaves for Long Branch, N.J. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 14 August 1861, 2:1.

William O. Stoddard is acting secretary to President in absence of John G. Nicolay and John Hay. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 14 August 1861, 2:1.

Another "whip crack" @ 25ยข is charged to Lincoln's harness account. Lutz Account Book.]

Thursday, August 14, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

President Lincoln meets with a "Committee of colored men," to whom he proposes a program by which blacks living in America would voluntarily relocate to a Central American country. Lincoln explains, "You and we are different races. We have between us a broader difference than exists between almost any other two races. Whether it is right or wrong I need not discuss, but, this physical difference is a great disadvantage to us both, as I think your race suffer very greatly, many of them by living among us, while ours suffer from your presence. In a word we suffer on each side." New York Daily Tribune (NY), 15 August 1862, 1:4-5; Evening Star (Washington, DC), 15 August 1862, 2:3-4; Address on Colonization to a Deputation of Negroes, 14 August 1862, CW, 5:370-75.

Telegraphs officer in charge of Confederate prisoners at Camp Chase, Ohio: "It is believed that a Dr. J. J. Williams is a prisoner in your charge, and if so, tell him his wife is here, and allow him to Telegraph to her." Abraham Lincoln to Henry M. Lazella, 14 August 1862, CW, 5:376.

Friday, August 14, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln and cabinet hear Gen. Meade describe parts of Battle of Gettysburg. Welles, Diary; Daily National Republican (Washington, DC), 14 August 1863, 2d ed., 2:4.

Lincoln writes: "My dear Cousin Lizzie [Elizabeth Todd Grimsley] I have, by the law, two classes of appointments to make to the Naval-School. . . . if I have a vacancy in the first class, I can not appoint Johnny [John Todd Grimsley], to it; and I have intended for months, and still intend, to appoint him to the very first vacancy I can get in the other class." Abraham Lincoln to Mrs. Elizabeth J. Grimsley, 14 August 1863, CW, 6:385-86.

[See October 1, 1863.]

Sunday, August 14, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President confers with Sec. Stanton on destruction of private property and suggests to Gen. Grant that he make an agreement with Gen. R. E. Lee on subject. Abraham Lincoln to Ulysses S. Grant, 14 August 1864, CW, 7:493.