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Wednesday, March 15, 1809.+-

Elizabethtown, KY.

[Thomas Lincoln serves on jury in Daniel Kennedy v. Tobias Hendricks and Jesse Morgan, in Hardin County Court.Order Book C, 277; Warren, Parentage and Childhood, 339.]

Monday, March 15, 1830.+-

Macon County, IL.

"Lincoln's family 'located' on some new land, ten miles northwest [southwest] of Decatur, on the north bank of the Sangamon river, at a junction of forest and prairie land. Here the father and son built a log-cabin [also smoke house and barn], and split rails enough to fence in their land." [Lincoln farm was located on S.E. ¼ of the S.W. ¼ of Sec. 28, T. 16 N., R. 1 E. of 3 P.M.]William D. Howells, Life of Abraham Lincoln (Springfield, IL: Abraham Lincoln Association, 1938), 23; Edwin D. Davis, "The Hanks Family in Macon County, Illinois," Illinois State Historical Society, Papers in Illinois History 46 (1939):83.

Wednesday, March 15, 1837.+-

Springfield, IL.

Stuart & Lincoln have three cases in the Sangamon County Circuit Court. In two of the cases, Lincoln defends his New Salem friends, Felix Green and Tarleton Lloyd. In Torrey v. Green, an assumpsit case, the plaintiff seeks $250 in damages. In Torrey v. Lloyd, an assumpsit case, the plaintiff seeks $200 in damages. Stuart & Lincoln also represent the defendant, Nicholas Sintz, in Demint et al. v. Sintz, a trespass on the case action where the plaintiff seeks $1,000 in damages. In all three cases the court orders the defendants to file pleas.Record.

Thursday, March 15, 1838.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes Levi Davis of Vandalia, apologizing for delay in attending to affairs of Davis' clients. He assures him no damage has been done by delay.Abraham Lincoln to Levi Davis, 15 March 1838, CW, 1:116.

Friday, March 15, 1839.+-

Springfield, IL.

Stuart & Lincoln obtain divorce for complainant, Samuel Rogers, in Rogers v. Rogers. Alimony of $1,000 is granted. They lose Johnson v. Dryer, Cofflin & Co. when judgment of justice of peace is affirmed for $39.88. When court orders land sold in Darling v. Norred, they ask appeal to Supreme Court, which is granted.Record.

Friday, March 15, 1844.+-

Jacksonville, IL.

Cabot v. Regnier is tried before jury, which finds for plaintiff and fixes damages at $1600.Record.

Monday, March 15, 1847.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln has nine cases in Sangamon County Circuit Court. Hackney v. Merle, Beylle & Co. and Bishop v. O. Hinton & Co. are dismissed on his motion, and Hampton v. Wadkins is dismissed by agreement. Dement v. Reynolds is continued. People v. Smith is set for hearing on 19th and Campbell v. Trumbull is stricken from docket. Lincoln appears for plaintiffs in first three cases and for defendants in others. In Alexander v. Brown, assumpsit, Lincoln, for defendant, is ordered on plaintiff's motion to answer on March 18, 1847. Springfield, Illinois v. Hay, appeal, Lincoln for defense, is dismissed by agreement, defendant paying Circuit Court costs, plaintiff lower court costs. Lincoln writes part of defendants' answer in Betts v. Porter & Russell. Record; Photocopy.

Friday, March 15, 1850.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to President Taylor recommending Robert C. Schenck of Ohio for minister to Brazil. Abraham Lincoln to Zachary Taylor, 15 March 1850, CW, 2:77-78.

Monday, March 15, 1852.+-

Springfield, IL.

Sangamon Circuit Court begins spring term. Defendants in Perrin v. Hull et al., chancery, enter motion to dissolve injunction. Lincoln & Herndon, representing plaintiff, argue against motion. Court takes it under advisement. He is appointed guardian ad litem of infant defendants in William Enos et al. v. Enos Enos et al.Record.

Lincoln writes and swears defendants' answer in Kelly v. Wells & Wells. Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Tuesday, March 15, 1853.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes injunction bond of Solomon Cross for Smallwood et al. v. Allen, and evidently mails it to Clinton. Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Lincoln buys another piece of wallpaper (45¢). Pratt, Personal Finances, 146.

Thursday, March 15, 1855.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln buys 10¢ worth of "Sweet Oil" at his drug store. Pratt, Personal Finances, 151.

Tuesday, March 15, 1859.+-

Clinton, IL.

Second suit of Wilson Allen v. Illinois Central RR comes to trial. Damages of $2,000 are sought in compensation for alleged obstruction of drain. Jury finds for plaintiff in sum of $286. Lincoln appears for railroad. Record.

Thursday, March 15, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln deposits $604 in his bank account. Marine Bank Ledger.

He writes note to Rufus W. Miles, Knox County Republican, thanking him for his approval of New York speech. Abraham Lincoln to Rufus W. Miles, 15 March 1860, CW, 4:31.

Friday, March 15, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln presents to cabinet G. V. Fox's plan for relieving Fort Sumter, S.C. West, Welles, 98-99.

Requests written opinion of each cabinet member on wisdom of provisioning Fort Sumter. Abraham Lincoln to William H. Seward, 15 March 1861, CW, 4:284-85.

Gen. Scott consults with cabinet on present military crisis. Lincoln nominates Elisha O. Crosby as minister to Guatemala. Baltimore Sun, 16 March 1861.

Receives written opinions from three cabinet members on wisdom of sending supplies to Fort Sumter: Sec. Seward, no; Sec. Welles, no; Postmaster Gen. Blair, yes. Abraham Lincoln to William H. Seward, 15 March 1861, CW, 4:284-85.

Saturday, March 15, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln interviews his friend, George C. Bestor, boat builder, and sends him with note to Gen. Meigs. Abraham Lincoln to Montgomery C. Meigs, 15 March 1862, CW, 5:162.

Atty. Gen. Bates has private talk with Lincoln to warn him against extremists in Congress. Bates, Diary.

Sen. Harris (N.Y.) and G. Opdyke see President and urge appointment of Mr. Gray (probably J. G. C. Gray) as minister to Rome in case former Gov. Randall (Wis.) declines. Opdyke to Chase, 16 March 1862, Salmon P. Chase Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Sec. Stanton escorts Gen. Ethan Allen Hitchcock to consult with Lincoln regarding Gen. McClellan. Ethan A. Hitchcock, Fifty Years in Camp and Field: Diary of Major-General Ethan Allen Hitchcock, U.S.A., edited by W. A. Croffut (New York: Putnam, 1909), 439.

Col. Le Grand B. Cannon, stationed at Fortress Monroe, Va., interviews President in presence of Sens. Harris (N.Y.) and King (N.Y.) in attempt to remove difficulties presented by order to McClellan to advance toward Richmond. LeGrand B. Cannon, Personal Reminiscences of the Rebellion, 1861-1866 (New York: Burr Print. House, 1895), 14.

Lincoln assigns Gen. James S. Wadsworth to post of military governor of Washington, DC. Philadelphia News, 15 March 1862.

Interviews Sen. Foot (Vt.) regarding appropriation for new Capitol dome. Foot to Lincoln, 17 March 1862, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Approves act authorizing joint commission representing U.S., Great Britain, and France for preservation of Atlantic fisheries. Stat. L., XII, 369.

Buys $14,200 worth of Treasury notes of 1861 with accumulation of seven salary warrants, July 1861 to January 1862. Pratt, Personal Finances, 127.

Sunday, March 15, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

President receives members of committee from New York who "enumerate ships now building in English yards professedly for the Emperor of China, but really for our rebels." Pierce, Sumner Memoir and Letters, 4:129.

In evening Lincoln and Sen. Sumner (Mass.) read aloud to each other from Theodore D. Woolsey's "Introduction to the Study of International Law." [Boston: 1860] Pierce, Sumner Memoir and Letters, 4:121.

Tuesday, March 15, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President directs land and naval forces to assist Gen. Sickles on official tour from Washington by way of Cairo, Ill., and New Orleans. [See February 15, 1864, February 25, 1864.] Abraham Lincoln to Whom It May Concern, 15 March 1864, CW, 7:250.

Notifies Gov. Hahn (La.): "You are hereby invested with the powers exercised hitherto by the Military Governor of Louisiana." Abraham Lincoln to Michael Hahn, 15 March 1864, CW, 7:248.

Interviews "gallant drummer boy," Robert H. Hendershot, who rendered meritorious service at Battle of Fredericksburg, and gives him letter to Sec. Stanton. Bell I. Wiley, "Boys in Blue," Abraham Lincoln Quarterly 6 (September 1951):429; Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 15 March 1864, CW, 7:249.

Receives Gen. G. R. Davis upon introduction by Sen. Harris (N.Y.). Harris to Lincoln, 15 March 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Cabinet meets and discusses issuance of proclamation calling for draft of 200,000 men. Welles, Diary.

President Lincoln annotates a letter from Elijah Guion, Thomas Sloo, and John B. Morison, who represent St. Paul's Church, in New Orleans, Louisiana. The men object to the military's effort to take the "Church keys and property." Lincoln writes, "[T]he U.S. should not appoint trustees for or in any way take charge of any church as such. If the building is needed for military purposes, take it; if it is not so needed, let its church people have it, dealing with any disloyal people among them, as you deal with other disloyal people." John B. Morison, Elijah Guion, and Thomas Sloo to Abraham Lincoln, 5 March 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Endorsement Concerning Churches in New Orleans, 15 March 1864, CW, 7:247-48.

Wednesday, March 15, 1865.+-

Washington, DC.

President has recovered from illness sufficiently to be at his office today. He receives only Cabinet members and Senators on urgent business. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 15 March 1865, 2d ed., Extra, 2:2.

Receives credentials of Count Wydenbruck, Austrian minister, and replies to his speech. Reply to Count Wydenbruck, 15 March 1865, CW, 8:355.

Conducts long interview with delegation from Louisiana regarding organization of civil government. Field to Lincoln, 16 March 1865, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Converses with Rev. Samuel Roberts, who is writing articles on America for newspapers in England and Wales. Roberts to Lincoln, 14 March 1865, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

President Lincoln writes to political strategist Thurlow Weed, who wrote to praise Lincoln's recent speech to the Congressional Notification Committee. Lincoln thanks Weed, and notes, "Every one likes a compliment." Lincoln offers a self-critique of the second inaugural address. He judges that it is "perhaps better than—any thing I have produced; but I believe it is not immediately popular. Men are not flattered by being shown that there has been a difference of purpose between the Almighty and them. To deny it, however . . . is to deny that there is a God governing the world. It is a truth which I thought needed to be told; and as whatever of humiliation there is in it, falls most directly on myself, I thought others might afford for me to tell it." Reply to Notification Committee, 1 March 1865, CW, 8:326-327; Thurlow Weed to Abraham Lincoln, 4 March 1865, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Abraham Lincoln to Thurlow Weed, 15 March 1865, CW, 8:356.

President and Mrs. Lincoln, accompanied by Clara Harris, daughter of Senator Harris (N.Y.), and General James G. Wilson, visit Grover's Theatre for performance of Mozart's opera The Magic Flute. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 16 March 1865, 2:4; Daily National Republican (Washington, DC), 16 March 1865, 2d ed., 2:4; James G. Wilson, "Recollections of Abraham Lincoln," Putnam's Magazine 5 (March 1909):528-29.