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Monday, January 16, 1832.+-

New Salem, IL.

Lincoln and Bowling Green witness deed given by John Jones Sr. and Lydia Jones to John Watkins Sr. for an 80-acre tract located five miles northwest of New Salem, for which Watkins pays $120. Sangamon County Deed Book E, 433-34, Illinois Regional Archives Depository, University of Illinois Springfield.

Friday, January 16, 1835.+-

Vandalia, IL.

Lincoln is put on committee with Moore of St. Clair, McHenry of White, Hunt of Edwards, and Hampton of Gallatin to which is referred "act to amend an act, to regulate Mills and Millers, approved Feb. 9, 1827." He votes yea on engrossing and reading third time bill to incorporate Jacksonville Female Academy.House Journal.

Saturday, January 16, 1836.+-

Vandalia, IL.

Lincoln moves reconsideration of House committee amendment to Alton exporting company incorporation bill. Despite his objections, House adopts (24 to 18) amendment making stockholders liable for debts of corporation.House Journal.

Monday, January 16, 1837.+-

Vandalia, IL.

Lincoln presents petition and remonstrance against relocation of part of state road from Springfield to Lewiston, and petition on Beardstown and Sangamon Canal. Both are referred to Committee on Petitions. In joint session, legislature elects auditor, treasurer, attorney general, public printer, and penitentiary warden.House Journal.

Wednesday, January 16, 1839.+-

Vandalia, IL.

Lincoln writes bill establishing counties of Menard, Logan, and Dane. It is read twice and referred to committee of Calhoun of Sangamon, Thornton of Shelby, Fish of Montgomery, Roman of St. Clair, and Lincoln.Photocopy.

Bill amending election laws is debated, with Lincoln, Baker, and Hardin demanding more care in counting votes.House Journal.

Thursday, January 16, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln presents petition of Mrs. Sarah Martin for divorce, which is read, and on his motion referred to select committee of Lincoln, Nance of Sangamon, and Henry of Morgan. Amendment which provides for election of assessors and collectors is lost 43-37, Lincoln voting yea.House Journal.

Stuart & Lincoln deposit $100 cash into their account with a Springfield merchant. Account (copy), 16 January 1840, Irwin & Corneau Account Book, 185, microfilm, IHi, Springfield, IL.

Monday, January 16, 1843.+-

Springfield, IL.

Schlenker et al. v. Risley (SC), is argued before court by Ficklin for appellants and Lincoln for appellee. Judgment of trial court is affirmed January 27, 1843.Record.

Tuesday, January 16, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes and signs a memorandum in which he agrees to purchase a house in Springfield from Charles Dresser, an Episcopal minister. Lincoln agrees to pay Dresser $1,200, and to transfer to him the deed to a building that Lincoln co-owns with Stephen T. Logan. The Lincoln-Logan property is located "immediately West of the Public square." Dresser agrees to "give . . . possession" of the home "on or before the first day of April next." Sale Contract by Charles Dresser and Abraham Lincoln, 16 January 1844, CW, 1:331.

Thursday, January 16, 1845.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln appears for defendant in Broadwell et al. for use of Thompson et ux. v. Broadwell et al. and asks leave of court to assign cross errors in case. Record.

Friday, January 16, 1846.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes John Bennett: "The enclosed letters I wrote last night, but when I went to the Post-office this morning your mail had left about half an hour. So I send them by Mr. Harris." He asks Bennett to take his letter out of package and mail rest, unless it is convenient to deliver them.Abraham Lincoln to John Bennett, 16 January 1846, CW, 1:355.

Lincoln has two cases in Supreme Court.Record.

In Kincaid v. Turner, appeal from Menard County, Harris and Lincoln, for defendant in error, file agreement concerning lower court record.Photocopy.

Saturday, January 16, 1847.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln for appellant and Thomas for appellee try Wilcoxon v. Roby. Stephenson County Circuit Court awarded appellee $400 damages for breach of penal bond whereby parties agreed to desist from interference with tract of government land which both claimed until claim should be determined. Record.

Tuesday, January 16, 1849.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln answers roll call in House. Journal.

Wednesday, January 16, 1850.+-

Springfield, IL.

Before the Illinois Supreme Court, Lincoln concludes argument for plaintiffs in Webster & Huntington v. French et al. (See January 19, 1850.) Stuart, representing the appellant, commences argument in Moffett v. Lewis & Johnson. He is followed by Conkling for appellees. Lincoln represents John B. Moffett, one of the appellees. Record.

Thursday, January 16, 1851.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln & Herndon lose Ward v. Owens et al., appeal from Cumberland, when Supreme Court reverses judgment of lower court and remands case. This is bill in chancery to set aside conveyance. Record; 12 Ill., 283.

Friday, January 16, 1852.+-

Springfield, IL.

Markley et al. v. Ellis (SC), appeal from McLean County, Lincoln and Trumbull for defense, Wead for plaintiff, is continued. Record; Photocopy.

Lincoln buys boots for Robert ($1.75) and 2¾ yards "Black Silk Nett" (56¢), and silk and ribbon ($2.87) Irwin Journal; Pratt, Personal Finances, 145.

Monday, January 16, 1854.+-

Springfield, IL.

McConnel, one of attorneys for defendants in error, makes his argument in Higgins case. Record.

Wednesday, January 16, 1856.+-

Springfield, IL.

Supreme Court allows Joy's motion for mandamus. "Our case is decided against us, . . ." Lincoln writes. "Very sorry for the result; but I do not think it could have been prevented." Abraham Lincoln to Charles Hoyt, 16 January 1856, CW, 2:328-29.

Lincoln makes opening argument in rehearing of famous tax case, Illinois Central RR v. McLean County, Illinois & Parke, first heard February 28, 1854. Record.

Friday, January 16, 1857.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln mails affidavit to circuit clerk at Bloomington to be filed in his suit against Illinois Central for collection of fee. Affidavit states that plaintiff desires to take depositions of Norman B. Judd, Isaac N. Arnold, and Grant Goodrich of Chicago; Archibald Williams and O. H. Browning of Quincy; Norman H. Purple of Peoria, and Stephen T. Logan of Springfield to be read in evidence. Photocopy.

Saturday, January 16, 1858.+-

Springfield, IL.

In the U. S. Circuit Court, Lincoln and Stephen T. Logan represent the Morgan County Bank in the case of Gale v. Morgan County Bank. Plaintiff Dewitt C. Gale is suing the bank for $10,000 in damages. Gale made deposits totaling $4,000, and he claims that the bank failed to credit his account. Judge Samuel H. Treat swears in a jury who listens to the evidence and the testimony. The jury decides in favor of the bank, and the Court orders the plaintiff to pay the court costs. Narratio, filed 30 May 1857, Gale v. Morgan County Bank, Record Group 21, case file 142; Affidavit of Henry R. Read, 10 June 1857, Gale v. Morgan County Bank, Record Group 21, case file 142; Jury Verdict, filed 16 January 1858, Gale v. Morgan County Bank, Record Group 21, case file 142; Order, 16 January 1858, Gale v. Morgan County Bank, Record Group 21, General Records, Vol. 1, 253; Judgment Docket, 16 January 1858, Gale v. Morgan County Bank, Record Group 21, Judgment Docket, Vol. 1, fol. 19, all in U. S. Circuit Court, Southern District of Illinois, National Archives and Records Administration, Great Lakes Region, Chicago, IL.

Wednesday, January 16, 1861.+-

Springfield, IL.

New York delegation consisting of George Opdyke, New York merchant, Hiram Barney, New York attorney, and Judge John T. Hogeboom consults with Lincoln on cabinet appointments for Sen. Cameron (Pa.) and Sen.-elect Chase (Ohio). They tell Lincoln "a thousand truths which he ought to know." Ray to Washburne, 16 January 1861, Elihu B. Washburne Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Lincoln adjusts his account of purchases for 1860 with brother-in-law, Ninian W. Edwards, and his store, Smith, Edwards & Co., against a loan of approximately $2,587 and interest at 10 per cent, which Lincoln made to them in 1852. Pratt, Personal Finances, 75-76.

Thursday, January 16, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln arranges for public demonstration of Levi Short's and Lyman B. Smith's Greek Fire bombshells in Treasury Park at 8 P.M. Delay in arrival of explosive material by railroad limits extent of demonstration. National Republican (Washington, DC), 16 January 1862, 3:1; Evening Star (Washington, DC), 16 January 1862, 2d ed., 2:1, 17 January 1862, 2d ed., 3:3; Bruce, Tools of War, 181.

Lincoln gives first written assignment to new secretary of war, Edwin M. Stanton: "If a clerkship can be given Mr. [Richard D.] Goodwin I shall be very glad I am very earnest about this." Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 16 January 1862, CW, 5:101.

Friday, January 16, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

Cabinet meets. Welles, Diary.

Cong. Robert McKnight (Pa.) and Gen. Heintzelman interview President regarding appointment of Heintzelman's son to West Point. Journal, Samuel P. Heintzelman Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Lincoln borrows "Hume's England 2d" from Library of Congress. [David Hume, The History of England from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution in 1688, Boston, 1854.] Borrowers' Ledger 1861-63, 114, Archives of the Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Saturday, January 16, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln thanks publishers of "North American Review" for complimentary copy and calls attention to misunderstanding in article by James Russell Lowell, that President believes secession absolved states and people from their obligations. Abraham Lincoln to William Crosby and Henry P. Nichols, 16 January 1864, CW, 7:132-33.

Attends lecture by Anna Dickinson in House of Representatives chamber at Capitol. Daily National Republican, 18 January 1864, 2d ed., 1:7, 2:1; Gideon Welles to wife, 17 January 1864, Gideon Welles Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; William D. Kelley to Abraham Lincoln, 16 January 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Mrs. Lincoln holds Saturday afternoon reception from 1 P.M. to 3 P.M. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 16 January 1864, 2d ed., 2:4.

President writes Sen. Edwin D. Morgan (N.Y.): "Please present my compliments to Judge [John W.] Edmonds, & say to him the books will be gratefully accepted by me." Abraham Lincoln to Edwin D. Morgan, 16 January 1864, CW, 7:133.

Monday, January 16, 1865.+-

Washington, DC.

President grants audience to Mrs. Albert T. Bledsoe, wife of former Confederate cabinet officer and once Springfield acquaintance of Lincoln, and gives her pass through lines. Pass for Mrs. Harriet C. Bledsoe, 16 January 1865, CW, 8:218.

Francis P. Blair, Sr., returns from interview with President Jefferson Davis and reports to President Lincoln. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 16 January 1865, 2d ed., Extra, 2:4; Blair to Lincoln, 16 January 1865, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

President recognizes Andrew F. Elliott as vice consul of Brazil at New Orleans. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 20 January 1865, 2d ed., Extra, 2:2.

Interviews Cong. Perea (New Mexico Terr.) regarding appointment of judge in New Mexico. Perea to Lincoln, 1 February 1865, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.