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Wednesday, October 18, 1837.+-

Springfield, IL.

In two cases, Stuart & Lincoln win judgments of $175.60 each for their clients, the plaintiffs in T. & J.S. Wilbourn v. Simmons and T. & J.S. Wilbourn v. Simmons. In Billon v. White, they obtain a judgment by default for their client Charles P. Billon, and the court awards $145.34 in damages. Stuart & Lincoln file a plea for their cleint, the defendant in Fleming v. Ransdell. Lincoln, representing the plaintiff in Chiles v. Sudduth, signs a joinder to the defendant's demurrer, "Stuart & Lincoln." Stuart & Lincoln file an affidavit and request that the defendant provide additional security for court costs in Campbell v. Knox.Record.

Lincoln writes second reply to James Adams, published in "Sangamo Journal" October 28, 1837.Second Reply to James Adams, 18 October 1837, CW, 1:101-6.

Thursday, October 18, 1838.+-

Springfield, IL.

Stuart & Lincoln, representing appellant, dismiss appeal in Capps v. Vandeventer.Record.

Friday, October 18, 1839.+-

Decatur, IL.

Lincoln wins Adkin v. Meisenhelder when case is settled by agreement with Adkin paying costs. He writes sheriff's endorsement on back of summons in Samuel Nesbitt & James Nesbitt v. John G. Speer.Record; Photocopy.

Monday, October 18, 1841.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Macon Circuit Court meets for one-day session at Decatur.]

Tuesday, October 18, 1842.+-

Danville, IL.

Lincoln's report of death of John M. Wilson proves premature, and case is reinstated. On Lincoln's motion, court orders that plaintiff give additional security for costs and plead in two days or have case dismissed.Record.

Wednesday, October 18, 1843.+-

Charleston, IL.

Lincoln, for complainant in Taylor v. Wright, Menard County case, writes bill to foreclose mortgage and evidently mails it to Petersburg.Photocopy.

Friday, October 18, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln draws from auditor warrant for $150 for Judge John D. Caton, part of judge's salary for quarter ending September 30, 1844 as member of Supreme Court of Illinois.Warrant Register, Auditor's Office.

Thursday, October 18, 1849.+-

Springfield, IL.

[During this week the Lincolns leave for Lexington to investigate Wickliffe case and Robert S. Todd's estate. Lincoln has evidently been selected to look after interests of four children (Mrs. Lincoln, Mrs. N. W. Edwards, Mrs. Wallace, and Mrs. C. M. Smith) who reside in Springfield. William H. Townsend, Lincoln and His Wife's Home Town (Indianapolis, IN: Bobbs-Merrill, 1929), 208.]

Monday, October 18, 1852.+-

Danville, IL.

Vermilion Circuit Court begins. In People v. Bailey, indictment for selling whiskey, continued from last term, leave is given to open depositions. Lincoln, Lamon and Davis are conducting defense. Record.

Tuesday, October 18, 1853.+-

Clinton, IL.

Court finds for complainants in Smallwood et al. v. Allen, and orders that lands in litigation be divided in accordance with their bill. Lincoln, complainants' attorney, writes decree of court. Record; Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Thursday, October 18, 1855.+-

Clinton, IL.

Dungey v. Spencer comes to trial. Plaintiff, whom Lincoln represents, dark-skinned Portuguese married to Spencer's sister, sues for damages because Spencer called him Negro. Jury finds the defendant guilty and assesses plaintiff's damages at $600. By agreement defendant releases all errors in record, and in return plaintiff releases $400 of judgment. People v. Wyant, murder, with which Lincoln is later associated, opens as accused pleads not guilty. Record.

Saturday, October 18, 1856.+-

Belleville, IL.

Lincoln, Trumbull, Koerner, Bissell, and others address Republican meeting. "The palm . . . belongs to Mr. Lincoln; his was the speech of the day," Republican newspaper comments. Democratic paper jibes at him for closing his speech with remark, "God bless the Dutch." Belleville Advocate (R), 22 October 1856; St. Clair Tribune (D), 25 October 1856; Speech at Belleville, Illinois, 18 October 1856, CW, 2:379-80.

Monday, October 18, 1858.+-

Springfield, IL, Naples, IL, and Meredosia, IL.

Before resuming his travels, Lincoln writes to James N. Brown, Sangamon County politician, explaining his position on race question. Alighting from train at Naples, he meets "about fifteen Celtic gentlemen, with black carpet-sacks in their hands." This worries him. He fears Democrats may secure enough fraudulent votes to carry doubtful districts. He inquires where they are going, but can learn nothing definite. He speaks at Naples in afternoon, and at nearby Meredosia after dark, remarking about Irishmen probably imported to vote against him. Abraham Lincoln to James N. Brown, 18 October 1858, CW, 3:327-28; Speech at Meredosia, Illinois, 18 October 1858, CW, 3:328-29.

Tuesday, October 18, 1859.+-

Urbana, IL.

Lincoln has case in Champaign Circuit Court, Harvey v. Campbell. "This day comes the plaintiff," record reads, "by Lincoln & Whitney, his attorneys, and on their motion the defendant is ruled to plead to plaintiff's declaration by Monday. And this cause stands continued." Record.

Friday, October 18, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

In morning Lincoln reviews Colonel John F. Farnsworth's 8th Illinois Cavalry regiment in front of the portico of the Executive Mansion, each company "cheering heartily" as they pass before the President. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 18 October 1861, 3:6.

At cabinet meeting President reads draft of letter to General Winfield Scott acceding to Scott's retirement. Bates, Diary.

President converses at length with B. Rush Plumley, "a scatter-brained zealot that teaches negros in Loua.," whom he regards as "one of the rascals around Fremont." Plumley to Chase, 19 October 1861, Salmon P. Chase Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Bates, Diary, 30 July 1864.

Lincoln orders that one hundred workmen continue work to place iron castings in place for United States Capitol dome; all other work on the extension of the Capitol ceases. National Republican (Washington, DC), 19 October 1861, 3:1.

Writes Gen. Thomas W. Sherman: "Your dispatch of yesterday received and shown to General McClellan. I have promised him to not break his army here without his consent." Abraham Lincoln to Thomas W. Sherman, 18 October 1861, CW, 4:557.

In mid-afternoon, President and Mrs. Lincoln, accompanied by General Robert Anderson, travel to the encampment of the Second and Fourth Rhode Island regiments, where Lincoln participates in the presentation of flags from California to the regiments. National Republican (Washington, DC), 19 October 1861, 2:3.

Saturday, October 18, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln meets with a committee of the Baltimore Soldiers' Relief Association regarding payment of sick and disabled soldiers. Asked committee to put requests in writing for his consideration. President writes to Surgeon General William A. Hammond seeking answers regarding soldiers' medical care. Lincoln explains, "A Baltimore Committee call on me this morning saying that City is full of straggling soldiers half sick, half well, who profess to have been turned from the hospitals with no definite directions where to go. Is this true? Are men turned from the hospitals without knowing where to go." Abraham Lincoln to William A. Hammond, 18 October 1862, CW, 5:467; National Republican (Washington, DC), 20 October 1862, 3:1.

Lincoln joins Secretary of Treasury Salmon P. Chase and Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton in General Henry W. Halleck's office to examine Confederate dispatch purchased in England. Investigation reveals forgery. Welles, Diary.

Sunday, October 18, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln interviews Henry Tanner of Buffalo, N.Y., who seeks appointment for son. Tanner to Lincoln, 19 October 1863, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Receives report of John Hay on conference with former Gov. Dennison (Ohio) concerning tendency of public opinion in West. Hay, Letters and Diary.

Tuesday, October 18, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln interviews William O. Bartlett, promoter associated with James Gordon Bennett, about New York politics and campaign expenses. Bartlett to Lincoln, 18 October 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

[John Nicolay leaves St. Louis for visit to Illinois. Nicolay to Lincoln, 18 October 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.]

[At Cedar Creek (Va.) General Philip H. Sheridan successfully concludes the Shenandoah Valley campaign.]