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Sunday, July 15, 1832-Monday, July 16, 1832.+-

Sunday, July 15, 1832-Monday, July 16, 1832.

Company breaks up at Peoria. Lincoln and Harrison purchase canoe and start down Illinois River. Stop is made at Pekin, where Lincoln makes oar and Harrison purchases provisions. Resuming journey, one pulls oar while other steers. River is very low and it is hard pull to "make half the speed of legs on land; in fact we let her float all night and in the morning always found objects still visible that were beside us the previous evening."

They are invited aboard log raft to share meal of "fish, corn bread, eggs, butter and coffee . . . the only warm meal . . . for several days."George M. Harrison to W. H. Herndon, n.d., William H. Herndon Papers, Henry E. Huntington Library, San Marino, CA.

Saturday, July 15, 1837.+-

Vandalia, IL.

Opponents of internal improvement system introduce bill to repeal act of February 27, 1837. Sangamon delegation join in tabling it 53 to 34. Lincoln introduces "act to authorize Rhoda Hart and others to sell and convey certain real estate." J. B. Thomas Jr., is elected judge of first judicial circuit to succeed S. T. Logan, resigned.House Journal; Photocopy.

Monday, July 15, 1839.+-

Springfield, IL.

Stuart & Lincoln obtain two judgments by default in Trumbo v. George Power & Roe, and Herndon v. Johns. By agreement, their client, George Stewardson, is awarded $1,783.60 against Erskine Douglas. They lose Fredenburg v. Hussey when jury awards plaintiff $13.75. They file rejoinder to defendant's plea in Stockton v. Tolly, and have two cases dismissed.Record.

Wednesday, July 15, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

On motion of Stuart & Lincoln, attorneys for plaintiff, Keedy v. Elkin, assumpsit, is dismissed at plaintiff's cost.Record.

[Twelfth issue of The Old Soldier is published. Old Soldier (Springfield, IL), Issue 12, 15 July 1840.]

Friday, July 15, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes and files praecipe in Hay v. Bryan et al., in Sangamon Circuit Court, trespass case in which plaintiff asks $600 damages.Privately owned.

He writes declaration, for plaintiff in Johnson v. Grubb & Dormody, promissory note case.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Saturday, July 15, 1843.+-

Hillsboro, IL.

Lincoln stumps for Whig congressional ticket, delivering amusing speech.Speech at Hillsboro, Illinois, in Reply to Orlando B. Ficklin, 15 July 1843, CW, 1:327.

Monday, July 15, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL and Hillsboro, IL.

Led by band, delegation to mass convention of Whigs at Vandalia sets out on Hillsboro road. They are escorted into Hillsboro in evening by band. Evening is given over to rally at court house.Sangamo Journal, 25 July 1844.

Tuesday, July 15, 1845.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln buys 12¢ paper of tacks.Irwin Ledger.

Saturday, July 15, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

Roll call taken in Committee of Whole to determine quorum does not list Lincoln as absentee. House debates civil and diplomatic appropriations bill.Journal; Globe.

Monday, July 15, 1850.+-

Chicago, IL.

Hoyt trial.

Thursday, July 15, 1852.+-

Springfield, IL.

Williamson is sentenced to ten years in prison. Illinois Journal, 16 July 1852.

Saturday, July 15, 1854.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln files defendant's plea in Morrison v. Briggs. Record.

Lincoln gives power of attorney to John P. Davies of Dubuque County, Iowa, to locate Iowa land granted Lincoln by Land Warrant No. 52076, 40 acres. Power of Attorney to John P. Davies, 15 July 1854, CW, 2:223-24; Affidavit on Land Warrant, 15 July 1849, CW, 2:223.

Tuesday, July 15, 1856.+-

Springfield, IL and Chicago, IL.

Lincoln goes to Chicago "to attend to a little business in court." He expects to be there two weeks. Abraham Lincoln to James W. Grimes, 12 July 1856, CW, 2:348.

Anticipating his arrival, Chicago Democratic Press hopes "he will consent to address the people upon the great political issues of the day. Should his arrangements permit him to meet the universal wish of the people of Chicago, the time and place of the meeting will be announced."

Wednesday, July 15, 1857.+-

Chicago, IL.

Case of Peter S. Hoes v. James Barclay et al., ejectment suit, comes to trial in U.S. Circuit Court. Williams, Lawrence, and Williams represent plaintiff, Logan and Lincoln defendants. Chicago Democrat, 16 July 1857.

Thursday, July 15, 1858.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to attorney Gustave P. Koerner of Belleville, Illinois. Lincoln asks Koerner, a native of Germany and a former Illinois Supreme Court justice and Lieutenant Governor, if he might arrange for fellow native-German Friedrich K.F. Hecker to "address the germans, at this place, and a few others at least." Lincoln writes that "one of our german republicans here" has recently approached him about the possibility of getting Hecker to speak to the Germans living in "this region." Hecker, a former German revolutionary, is a lawyer by training and farms in Summerville, Illinois, located near Belleville. Lincoln also writes that he has "just returned from Chicago" and gives his impressions of a reception held there for his political opponent, Stephen A. Douglas: "I was present at his reception in Chicago, and it certainly was very large and imposing; but judging from the opinions of others better acquainted with faces there, and by the strong call for me to speak, when he closed, I really believe we could have voted him down in that very crowd. Our meeting, twentyfour hours after, called only twelve hours before it came together and got up without trumpery, was nearly as large, and five times as enthusiastic." Lincoln also writes to attorney William H. Hanna of Bloomington in answer to Hanna's letter of July 13. Hanna wrote to inform Lincoln that Douglas is scheduled to be in Bloomington on Friday, July 16, should Lincoln decide to come to Bloomington as well. Lincoln writes, "No accident preventing, I will be with you Friday afternoon and evening." Abraham Lincoln to Gustave P. Koerner, 15 July 1858, CW, 2:502-3; John M. Palmer, The Bench and Bar of Illinois (Chicago: Lewis Publishing, 1899), 1:47-50; John A. Garraty and Mark C. Carnes, American National Biography (New York: Oxford University Press, 1999), 10:486-87; Abraham Lincoln to William H. Hanna, 15 July 1858, CW, 2:502; Bloomington Daily Pantagraph (IL), 8 August 1870, 2:1; William H. Hanna to Abraham Lincoln, 13 July 1858, Robert Todd Lincoln Collection of Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Monday, July 15, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

In the evening, Illinois Senator Lyman Trumbull meets with Lincoln, and they discuss "business matters." Trumbull arrives home from the meeting at "about 10 ½ oclock." Lyman Trumbull to Julia Trumbull, 16 July 1861, Lyman Trumbull Family Papers, Box 1, folder 12, IHi, Springfield, IL.

Tuesday, July 15, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

Sen. Browning (Ill.) visits Lincoln in morning and reports that he "looks weary, care-worn and troubled." Browning, Diary.

Lincoln writes Sen. Foot (Vt.) that he may return with objection bill for an act to suppress insurrection. Abraham Lincoln to Solomon Foot, 15 July 1862, CW, 5:326.

Asks Congress to postpone adjournment at least one day. Request granted. Abraham Lincoln to Solomon Foot, 15 July 1862, CW, 5:325; Abraham Lincoln to Galusha A. Grow, 15 July 1862, CW, 5:326; N.Y. Tribune, 16 July 1862.

Wednesday, July 15, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

President Lincoln writes to Leonard Swett, whom he "authorized . . . to take possession of" the New Almaden Quicksilver Mine after the U.S. Supreme Court voided Andres Castillero's ownership claim. Lincoln rethinks the order concerning the Santa Clara County, California mine, and writes, "Many persons are telegraphing me from California, begging me, for the peace, of the State, to suspend the military enforcement of the writ of possession . . . while you are the single one who urges the contrary. You know I would like to oblige you, but it seems to me my duty . . . is the other way." Abraham Lincoln to Charles W. Rand, 8 May 1863, CW, 6:205-206; Abraham Lincoln to Leonard Swett, 15 July 1863, CW, 6:333-34; Milton H. Shutes, Abraham Lincoln and the New Almaden Mine (San Francisco, CA: Lawton R. Kennedy, 1936), 6-8.

Approves letter of J. R. Gilmore to Gov. Zebulon B. Vance (N.C.) regarding restoration of peace between states, reunion of states on basis of abolition of slavery, and reinstatement of Confederate citizens in all rights of citizenship. Endorsement on Letter of James R. Gilmore to Zebulon B. Vance, [15? July 1863], CW, 6:330-31.

Robert Lincoln quotes President as saying after Confederate army's escape following Battle of Gettysburg: "If I had gone up there I could have licked them myself." Nicolay, Lincoln's Secretary, 171; Hay, Letters and Diary.

President proclaims "Thursday the 6th. day of August next, to be observed as a day for National Thanksgiving, Praise and Prayer." Proclamation of Thanksgiving, 15 July 1863, CW, 6:332-33.

Friday, July 15, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

Gov. Peirpoint (Va.) and party make an appointment for 10:30 A.M. Peirpoint to Lincoln, 14 July 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Sec. Seward arranges audience for 11 A.M. with F. L. Barreda. Seward to Lincoln, 13 July 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

President confers with Atty. Gen. Bates, who expresses contempt for Gen. Halleck. Bates, Diary.

Cabinet meets. Discussion mainly on Gen. Early's raid. Welles, Diary.

O. H. Browning meets President between White House and War Dept. and discovers Lincoln displeased that Confederates molesting Washington escaped. Browning, Diary.

"Major John Hay, my Private Secretary, goes to New York upon public business of importance." Hay delivers President's letter to Horace Greeley relative to peace negotiations. Abraham Lincoln to Horace Greeley, 15 July 1864, CW, 7:440; Abraham Lincoln to Horace Greeley, 15 July 1864, CW, 7:441-42; Order for John Hay, 15 July 1864, CW, 7:442.

President acknowledges with thanks receipt of suit made to his measurements by Rockhill & Wilson and donated to Great Central Fair in Philadelphia. Abraham Lincoln to Lazarus J. Leberman, 15 July 1864, CW, 7:442.