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Tuesday, January 15, 1833.+-

New Salem, IL.

Lincoln draws up and attests mortgage given by William Green, Jr. to Reuben Radford. Green deeds west half of Lot 5, north of Main Street in New Salem to Radford to secure payment of two notes, each for $188.50. Green purchases Radford's store for $400 and pays $23 cash and delivers notes.Mortgage Drawn for William Green, Jr. to Reuben Radford, 15 January 1833, CW, 1:15-16; Record F, 471.

Berry & Lincoln on same day purchase store from Green for $750. They pay $265 cash, and assume payment of two notes of $188.50 each, given by Green to Radford. Berry gives Green horse, saddle, and bridle for remainder.Thomas, Lincoln's New Salem, 70.

Thursday, January 15, 1835.+-

Vandalia, IL.

[Lincoln's name does not appear in proceedings, and his attendance is not certain.House Journal.]

Friday, January 15, 1836.+-

Vandalia, IL.

On Lincoln's motion, Senate bill on cattle is discussed in Committee of the Whole. Nicknamed "little bull law," it required young bulls to be penned up and provided prizes for best bulls in each county. Bill passes 24 to 16.House Journal.

Tuesday, January 15, 1839.+-

Vandalia, IL.

[Lincoln's name does not appear in proceedings. Penitentiary Committee recommends construction of new prison. Larger shops should be built, library and hospital added, and warden's salary raised.House Journal.]

Wednesday, January 15, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln, one of seven members of joint select committee investigating state bank, is concerned with efforts of bank to divert Galena lead trade from St. Louis to Alton merchants. Committee closes its investigations January 20, 1840.Illinois Reports, 1840.

Friday, January 15, 1841.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln is absent from legislature because of illness.

Saturday, January 15, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln & Logan for plaintiff and Strong and Lamborn for defendant argue Abrams & Klein v. Camp (SC). On January 26, 1842 court reverses lower court judgment. Record; 4 Ill. 290.

Thursday, January 15, 1846.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes in alarm to John Bennett of Petersburg: "Nathan Dresser is here, and speaks as though the contest between Hardin & me is to be doubtful in Menard county. . . . Dont fail to write me instantly on receiving this, telling me all—particularly the names of those who are going strong against me."Abraham Lincoln to John Bennett, 15 January 1846, CW, 1:355.

Monday, January 15, 1849.+-

Washington, DC.

Besides attending House, Lincoln answers letters of previous day. He will do what he can for Bennett. Referring to James Shields' nomination and probable election to Senate, he asks Berdan: "How do you suppose this, as a fruit of the glorious Mexican war, tastes to Breese, McClernand et al?. Do you suppose they are in a mood of blessing the war about now?" Abraham Lincoln to John Bennett, 15 January 1849, CW, 2:23; Abraham Lincoln to James Berdan, 15 January 1849, CW, 2:23.

Tuesday, January 15, 1850.+-

Springfield, IL.

Webster & Huntington v. French et al., before Sangamon Circuit Court September 12, 1849, comes before Supreme Court. Logan & Herndon argue for plaintiffs, Browning for defendants. Case involves validity of sale of Quincy House at auction by governor under act of legislature. Plaintiffs contend that theirs was only bid which conformed to advertisement, and should have been accepted. Record.

Wednesday, January 15, 1851.+-

Springfield, IL.

Stuart and Edwards for plaintiff and Lincoln & Herndon for defendant try Penny v. Graves in Supreme Court. Question at issue is admissibility of testimony by deposition to vary terms of written agreement. Sangamon Circuit Court ruled such testimony inadmissible. Record.

Thursday, January 15, 1852.+-

Springfield, IL.

In Supreme Court Lincoln for plaintiff and Blackwell for defendant try Dorman et ux v. Yost, appeal from decree of White Circuit Court authorizing administrator to sell real estate of decendent. Lincoln writes and signs assignment of errors. Record; Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Saturday, January 15, 1853.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln concludes for appellants in Ross v. Irving, and Pryor v. Irving. On February 2, 1853, Supreme Court decides that method of determining value of improvements by commissioners is unconstitutional, thus reversing Pike Circuit Court. 14 Ill. 171-83.

Lincoln writes to N. W. Edwards: "Please pay N. W. Edwards & Co, eighty dollars, which will be in full of interest on your note till 1st May 1853." Abraham Lincoln to Ninian W. Edwards, 15 January 1853, CW, 2:188.

Friday, January 15, 1858.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln participates in four cases in the U.S. Circuit Court. In the case of S.C. Davis & Co. v. Mace, Lincoln & Herndon ask the Court to allow them to withdraw a promissory note that they had previously filed for the plaintiff, and Judge Samuel H. Treat grants the request. Lincoln and Norman H. Purple represent plaintiff Lloyd Powell in two ejectment suits. In the case of Powell v. Kern, the attorneys for both parties agree to ask the Court to withdraw an earlier request "to vacate the rule to plead." The attorneys for both parties make the same request of the Court in the case of Powell v. Ament & Beer, and they file the agreement with the Court. In the case of Gale v. Morgan County Bank, Logan & Lincoln represent the bank, which plaintiff Dewitt C. Gale is suing for $10,000 in damages. Gale made deposits totaling $4,000, and he claims that the bank failed to credit his account. After occupying "the time of the Court until the hour of adjournment," Judge Treat orders the trial, in its third day, continued until the next morning. Order, 15 January 1858, S.C. Davis & Co. v. Mace, Record Group 21, General Records, Vol. 1, 250; Declaration, filed 9 December 1857, S.C. Davis & Co. v. Mace, Record Group 21, case file 236; Order, 15 January 1858, Powell v. Kern; Order, 15 January 1858, Powell v. Ament & Beer, both in Record Group 21, General Records, Vol. 1, 250; Demurrer, Agreement, 15 January 1858, Powell v. Ament & Beer, Record Group 21, case file 723; Affidavit of Henry R. Read, 10 June 1857, Gale v. Morgan County Bank, Record Group 21, case file 142; Order, 15 January 1858, Gale v. Morgan County Bank, Record Group 21, General Records, Vol. 1, 251; Order, 13 January 1858, Gale v. Morgan County Bank, Record Group 21, General Records, Vol. 1, 247; Order, 14 January 1858, Gale v. Morgan County Bank, Record Group 21, General Records, Vol. 1, 249, all in U.S. Circuit Court, Southern District of Illinois, National Archives and Records Administration, Great Lakes Region, Chicago, IL.

Saturday, January 15, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes $15.70 check to "Canedy & Johnston," druggists, and one for $50.91 to "Condell Stockdale & Co.," dry goods merchants. DLC—Original.

Robert charges ($1) gallon of syrup at Smith's store. Pratt, Personal Finances, 154.

Sunday, January 15, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes Fernando Jones of Chicago: "Our republican friend, J. W. Fell, of Bloomington, Illinois, can furnish you the materials for a brief sketch of my history, if it be desired." He writes to another Republican, Alonzo J. Grover of Earlville, Ill. his views on fugitive slave law. Abraham Lincoln to Fernando Jones, 15 January 1860, CW, 3:514; Abraham Lincoln to Alonzo J. Grover, 15 January 1860, CW, 3:514.

Tuesday, January 15, 1861[?].+-

Springfield, IL.

["When Mrs. Lincoln was on her way home from New York, attended by her son Robert, she found herself at Buffalo, without a pass over the State Line Railroad; no provisions had been made for that part of her trip from New York City to Springfield. After Mrs. Lincoln had taken her seat at Buffalo Bob entered the office of R. N. Brown, esq., the superintendent of the State Line Railroad, and said: 'My name is Bob Lincoln; I'm a son of Old Abe—the old woman is in the cars raising h-ll about her passes—I wish you would go and attend to her.' Mr. Brown allowed Mrs. Lincoln and Bob to ride over his railroad free of charge." Baltimore Sun, 22 February 1861.]

Wednesday, January 15, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

President's nomination of E. M. Stanton for secretary of war confirmed by Senate. National Intelligencer, 16 January 1862.

In evening Charles H. Upton, district commissioner, at White House by appointment; but leaves after long wait without seeing President. Upton to Lincoln, 16 January 1862, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Lincoln writes to Major-General Henry W. Halleck and introduces former lieutenant-governor of Illinois Gustave Koerner. With Halleck's consent, Lincoln would like to "make [Koerner] a brigadier-general" under Halleck's command. Lincoln assures Halleck that Koerner will help to ease the tensions among the German-American Union soldiers who are upset over the "want of pay." Lincoln refers to Koerner as a "personal friend" and he adds, "[H]e will simply be an efficient, zealous, and unselfish assistant to you." Abraham Lincoln to Henry W. Halleck, 15 January 1862, CW, 5:99-100; Abraham Lincoln to Gustave P. Koerner, 15 January 1862, CW, 5:100-101; Henry W. Halleck to Abraham Lincoln, 21 January 1862, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Thursday, January 15, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

In morning President confers with Capt. Dahlgren at Navy Yard regarding Capt. Diller's gunpowder. Extracts from Dahlgren Diary, John G. Nicolay Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Endorsement Concerning Isaac R. Diller's Gundpowder, 15 January 1863, CW, 6:59.

Meets with Horace Greeley, editor of the New-York Tribune. Newspaper reports that warrant against Greeley for libel by District of Columbia Marshal Ward H. Lamon is withheld or withdrawn altogether. Daily National Republican (Washington, DC), 16 January 1863, 2d ed., 2:5.

Friday, January 15, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President sends Judge Brien to aid Mil. Gov. Johnson in reconstructing loyal state government of Tennessee. Abraham Lincoln to Andrew Johnson, [c. 15 January 1864], CW, 7:130-31.

Receives Cong. Moorhead (Pa.) and "distressed" mother who wants to tell her troubles to President. Moorhead to Lincoln, 15 January 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Wishes Gen. Heintzelman success in new Ohio assignment concerned with prisoners of war and activities of secessionists. Journal, Samuel P. Heintzelman Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Formally receives Waldemar R. de Raasloff, Danish minister to U.S. Washington National Republican, 15 January 1864.

Sunday, January 15, 1865.+-

Washington, DC.

Cong. Hooper (Mass.) accompanies Prof. Agassiz to White House for visit with Lincoln. Noah Brooks, "Personal Reminiscences of Lincoln," Scribner's Monthly 15 (1877/1878):678.

Secretary Welles receives message from Rear Admiral David D. Porter: "Fort Fisher is ours." Evening Star (Washington, DC), 17 January 1865, 2d ed., Extra, 2:4.

Secretary Seward sends notice to government offices to honor memory of Edward Everett who died at 4 A.M. Henry J. Raymond, The Life and Public Services of Abraham Lincoln . . . Together with his State Papers, including his Speeches, Addresses, Messages, Letters, and Proclamations and the Closing Scenes Connected with his Life and Death (New York: Derby & Miller, 1865), 643.

President telegraphs General Grenville M. Dodge at St. Louis to consider possibility of withdrawing troops from northern Missouri. Abraham Lincoln to Grenville M. Dodge, 15 January 1865, CW, 8:217-18.