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Saturday, November 18, 1837.+-

Springfield, IL.

[A. G. Herndon writes long letter telling why he believes Adams guilty of obtaining two lots under false pretenses from Andrew Sampson. He says he could give stronger evidence of Adams' lack of integrity, but refrains, although he will give it if Adams insists.Sangamo Journal, 18 November 1837.]

Monday, November 18, 1839.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Sangamon Circuit Court opens three-week session. Judge Treat presides.]

Wednesday, November 18, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

Wood et al. v. Ross is continued by plaintiff's attorneys, Stuart & Lincoln.Record.

Lincoln receives certificate of election to 12th General Assembly from N. W. Matheny, clerk of County Commissioners' Court.Photocopy.

Thursday, November 18, 1841.+-

Springfield, IL.

Logan & Lincoln obtain judgment by default in four cases: Bennett v. Hart; Campbell v. Smith; Lewis v. Goodan; and Trailor & Myer v. Saunders. In Warne v. Thayer et al., defendant withdraws plea and Lincoln's client is awarded $450.08; Kane v. May & Eastham is continued. Maines v. Braucher is argued before jury by Lincoln for plaintiff.Record.

Friday, November 18, 1842.+-

Petersburg, IL.

[Mason Circuit Court opens for two-day term.]

Saturday, November 18, 1843.+-

Springfield, IL.

Logan & Lincoln have seven cases in court. In three chancery cases their petitions are granted; they lose two assumpsit suits; trespass case is dismissed, and an assumpsit suit set for Monday.Record.

Monday, November 18, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Defendants in Shepherd v. Lyon et al. file their plea. Leave is given to open depositions in Thayer v. Farrell and Barrett v. Saunders and Beck. In latter case, complainant files his exceptions to depositions. Logan & Lincoln appear for plaintiff in all three cases.Record.

Lincoln writes petition to sell land for William H. Herndon, administrator of James Bell.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Tuesday, November 18, 1845.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to Henry E. Dummer that he is on track for Congress and asks Dummer not to let Beardstown paper come out for Hardin. In Circuit Court, two of Lincoln's cases are continued and one set for hearing tomorrow.Abraham Lincoln to Henry E. Dummer, 18 November 1845, CW, 1:350; Record.

Lincoln writes demurrer, for defendant, in Thompson and wife v. Broadwell et al.Photocopy.

Mrs. Lincoln gets new pair of scissors (50¢).Irwin Ledger and Journal.

Wednesday, November 18, 1846.+-

Springfield, IL.

In Fletcher v. Fletcher, court orders land divided according to petition for partition. Lincoln & Herndon represent petitioner. People v. John Smith, forgery case, is continued—defendant, Lincoln's client, to give bond of $300.Record.

Saturday, November 18, 1848.+-

Springfield, IL.

On back of rent note given him by C. Ludlum, Lincoln writes receipt for $90.Privately owned.

Monday, November 18, 1850.+-

Taylorville, IL.

Fall term of the Christian Circuit Court opens. Yates, one of defendants in Barrett & Barrett v. Eastham et al., last before court August 22, 1850, files cross bill. Record.

Tuesday, November 18, 1851.+-

Taylorville, IL.

Lincoln writes and files affidavit for continuance in Hill v. Bennett & Maupin. Order in Record continuing case is in Lincoln's handwriting. Lincoln files defendant's plea in Duncan v. Boyd, trespass case in which plaintiff asks $200 for injury to mares placed in care of defendant. Jury finds defendant not guilty. Record.

Lincoln writes and files defendants' pleas in John Webb v. William and John Hays. He writes and files papers in John Hays v. William Hays. Photocopy.

Thursday, November 18, 1852.+-

Shelbyville, IL and Springfield, IL.

Lincoln and Campbell leave for Springfield to seek of governor pardon for John Furrow and Thomas Rice, convicted in Oct. in Vermilion Circuit Court. Letter of David Davis, 15 November 1852, David Davis Papers, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Springfield, IL; Photocopy.

Friday, November 18, 1853.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln withdraws $400 from his account in Springfield Marine and Fire Insurance Company. Marine Bank Ledger.

Tuesday, November 18, 1856.+-

Springfield, IL.

Ten Lincoln & Herndon cases are called, but only one is contested, Mills et al. v. Whitney & Taylor. Lincoln & Herndon represent plaintiff, White and Shutt defendant. After jury is sworn, evidence presented, and arguments made, plaintiffs take nonsuit. Record.

Lincoln writes S. W. Whitehouse's deposition in James L. Lamb & Co. v. Hill. He writes bond of defendants to support bastard child of Martha A. Morris in People ex rel. Morris v. Meacham. He writes court order. Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Photocopy.

Thursday, November 18, 1858.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln prepares for next term of U.S. Circuit Court. In response to request of Gallup and Hitchcock, Chicago attorneys, he files praecipe, declaration, and bond for costs in Palmer & Wallace v. Magill, Denton & Co. Suit is brought to enforce payment of two bills of exchange, each $1,000, drawn on Dubuque & Pacific Railroad Co. Files.

Friday, November 18, 1859.+-

Mt. Vernon, IL.

Lincoln represents the railroad in the Illinois Supreme Court case of People v. Illinois Central RR. The State of Illinois is suing the Illinois Central Railroad to collect taxes for 1857. The parties disagree on the valuation of the railroad's property. Illinois State Auditor Jesse K. Dubois bases the tax upon an appraisal of $19,711,559.59, and the railroad assesses a value of $4,942,000. On this day, Lincoln questions at least eleven witnesses. The Illinois Supreme Court agrees with Lincoln as to the valuation of the railroad's property. Judge's Docket, November 1859 Term, People v. Illinois Central RR, Court Docket A 1st GD 1849-1870; Opinion, January 1860 Term, People v. Illinois Central RR, case file 8537, both in Illinois Supreme Court, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL.

[ At the Sangamon County Circuit Court in Springfield, Herndon dismisses the chancery case of Rockwell et al. v. Dubois et al. at his clients' costs. Decree, 18 November 1859, Rockwell et al. v. Dubois et al., Record S 1859-1860, 528, Sangamon County Circuit Court, Illinois State Regional Archives Depository, University of Illinois at Springfield, Springfield, IL. ]

Sunday, November 18, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

"The exciting news from the South does not appear to disturb Mr. Lincoln's equanimity. Without underrating its bearing, he still adheres to the opinion that actual secession will not be attempted. He avoids discussing this delicate question in the presence of visitors, but when referring to it his words are said to indicate a firm and settled opinion against the right to secede." N.Y. Herald, 22 November 1860.

Monday, November 18, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln appoints father of late Col. Ellsworth military storekeeper. N.Y. Times, 19 November 1861.

Mrs. Lincoln, escorted by Gen. Daniel E. Sickles, visits arsenal. N.Y. Tribune, 19 November 1861.

Borrows from Library of Congress: "Oeuvres de Victor Hugo, vol. 11." Additional books sent to White House are Gunnison's "Mormons," Hyde's "Mormonism," and "Book of Mormons." [John Williams Gunnison, Mormons, or Latter Day Saints . . ., Philadelphia, 1856; John Hyde, Mormonism: Its Leaders and Designs, New York, 1857; The Book of Mormon; an Account Taken by the Hand of Mormon from the Plates of Nephi. By Joseph Smith Jr., Palmyra, N.Y., 1830.] Borrower's Ledger 1861-1863, 114, Archives of the Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Lincoln thanks George Bancroft, historian, for sending report of proceedings of New York meeting for relief of Union people of North Carolina. Abraham Lincoln to George Bancroft, 18 November 1861, CW, 5:25-26.

Tuesday, November 18, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

President sends William M. McPherson of St. Louis to Arkansas for purpose of persuading people who want peace to elect members to Congress, "and perhaps a legislature, State officers, and United States Senators." Abraham Lincoln to Frederick Steele, John S. Phelps and Others, 18 November 1862, CW, 5:500.

[Mrs. Lincoln is still at Metropolitan hotel in New York where she is receiving daily calls from elite of city. N.Y. Herald, 18 November 1862.]

Lincoln inquires of Gen. Dix at Fortress Monroe, Va.: "Please give me your best opinion, as to the number of the enemy now at Richmond, and also at Petersburg." Abraham Lincoln to John A. Dix, 18 November 1862, CW, 5:499.

Wednesday, November 18, 1863.+-

Washington, DC, Baltimore, MD, and Gettysburg, PA.

President sad and depressed because Tad is too ill to eat breakfast and Mrs. Lincoln is hysterical. Monaghan, Diplomat, 340.

Writes note that William H. Johnson, his valet, will accompany him to Gettysburg. CW, 8:526.

President and party leave Washington at 12:10 P.M. on special train of four cars furnished by B. & O. Railroad. Washington Chronicle, 19 November 1863; Daily National Republican (Washington, DC), 19 November 1863, 2d ed., 2:2; Nicolay, Lincoln's Secretary, 175.

Party consists of John Nicolay and John Hay, Secretary of State William H. Seward and Secretary of the Interior John P. Usher, Postmaster General Montgomery Blair, several members of diplomatic corps, and foreign visitors, together with military guard from Invalid Corps and Marine band. General Schenck's staff boards additional car at Baltimore about 2 P.M. Hay, Letters and Diary; Washington Chronicle, 19 November 1863.

During ride to Gettysburg President relates number of stories and puts everyone at ease. Little girl presents flowers to President at one stop and receives kiss in return. Rice, 509-13.

Presidential party reaches Camden Station in Baltimore in 1 hour and 10 minutes. Train is transported to North Central tracks at the Bolton Station and leaves that station at 2:00 P.M. It proceeds on that line to Hanover Junction, Pa. Changes to Hanover Line for remainder of trip. Proceeds west to Hanover where "train passing east compelled the Presidential train to halt. . . . The President stepped upon the platform . . . and delivered one of the brief, quaint speeches for which he is celebrated. Said he: 'Well, you had the rebels here last summer . . . did you fight them any?' " Train is delayed 8 minutes at Hanover. DNA—WR, RG 107, Sec. of War Telegrams Received, J. W. Garrett to Stanton, W. P. Smith to Stanton, 18 November 1863; Philadelphia Inquirer, 21 November 1863; Daily National Republican (Washington, DC), 19 November 1863, 2d ed., 2:2.

Special train arrives about 5 P.M. in Gettysburg, where Lincoln is guest of Judge Wills. Washington Chronicle, 21 November 1863.

After supper Lincoln receives telegram from Sec. Stanton : "By inquiry Mrs. Lincoln informed me that your son is better this evening." LL, No. 1023.

At 10 P.M. 5th New York Artillery band serenades President at Wills house. After repeated calls Lincoln addresses crowd briefly. Remarks to Citizens of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 18 November 1863, CW, 7:16-17.

Singers from Washington and choir from Baltimore also serenade President. Washington Chronicle, 21 November 1863.

Announces in Washington newspapers that from this date until the meeting of Congress in December, he will be "unable to receive visitors, his time being fully occupied by public business." Daily National Republican (Washington, DC), 18 November 1863, 2d ed., 2:1.

Friday, November 18, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President confers with William P. Wood, superintendent, Old Capitol Prison, regarding Negro soldier sentenced to die. Grants respite of one week. [Soldier hanged 25th.] Washington Chronicle, 19 November 1864.

Proclaims treaty and convention between U.S. and Belgium for abolition of Scheldt Dues. Washington Chronicle, 30 November 1864.

Deposits September salary warrant for $1,981.66 in Riggs Bank. Pratt, Personal Finances, 183.

The Rev. and Mrs. Phineas D. Gurley are dinner guests. CW, 8:567.