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Friday, March 18, 1836.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln discovers that his horse is missing "from a stable in Springfield." Later, in a Springfield, newspaper ad, he announces that he is looking for a "large bay horse, star in his forehead, plainly marked with harness; supposed to be eight years old; had been shod all round, but is believed to have lost some of his shoes, and trots and paces. Any person who will take up said horse, and leave information at the Journal [newspaper] office, or with the subscriber at New-salem, shall be liberally paid for their trouble." Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL), 26 March 1836, 2:7.

Saturday, March 18, 1837.+-

Springfield, IL.

Stuart & Lincoln, represent Elizabeth Baker in her divorce case, Baker v. Baker. The court orders the clerk to issue an alias summons to Greene County and continues the case. Stuart, Lincoln, Logan, and Baker represent the defendants in a debt case, Ware v. Duncan et al.. Judge Dan Stone, who was apparently employed as an attorney by one of the litigants, continues the case.Record.

Sunday, March 18, 1838.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes for James Wright application to County Commissioners' Court for permit to build mill dam on Brush Creek.Application Written for James Wright, [March 1838], CW, 1:116.

Wednesday, March 18, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes notices calling for election of mayor and alderman, under Springfield's new charter, and election of town trustees, plus acceptance or rejection of charter. He signs with four other trustees.Notice of an Election, 18 March 1840, CW, 1:207-8.

Friday, March 18, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

In the bankruptcy cases In re Gambrel, In re Dunlap, and In re Reed, Logan & Lincoln appear before the U.S. District Court as solicitors for James Gambrel and James T. Dunlap of Sangamon County and Nathan Reed of Coles County.Record.

Lincoln writes and signs for Logan & Lincoln declarations in three Sangamon Circuit Court cases: Hill & McGraw v. McPherson & Gray; Lewis v. Stapleford; Barret v. Saunders.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Saturday, March 18, 1843.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln draws up bill of complaint and affidavit for injunction for Samuel Renshaw against Hezekiah Thatcher and James Barth.Photocopy.

Monday, March 18, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Logan and Lincoln have two cases called on opening day of Sangamon Circuit Court. W. H. Herndon serves on grand jury. Series of political debates between Lincoln and Calhoun, extending into next week, begins in evening. Lincoln makes strong defense of cheapness of articles protected by tariff.Record; Register, 22 March 1844.

Tuesday, March 18, 1845.+-

Springfield, IL.

First case of firm of Lincoln & Herndon in Sangamon Circuit Court, Hope v. Beebe et al., is continued. This is action in debt with Lincoln & Herndon appearing for plaintiff and Logan for defendant. Lincoln files defendant's plea in Taylor v. May, assumpsit suit. Logan & Lincoln win Clements v. Cloyd when jury awards plaintiff $24.87½.Record.

Wednesday, March 18, 1846.+-

Springfield, IL.

Yocum v. Newsom, slander, is tried before jury by Logan, Lincoln & Herndon for plaintiff and Baker for defendant. Jury finds defendant not guilty. In afternoon, court orders judgment entered in morning vacated and grants new trial inTabor v. Higginbotham, ejectment suit. Lincoln and Merriman appear for defendant.Record.

Thursday, March 18, 1847.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln has only one case—Huntington v. Menard and O'Brien—in which Bledsoe, attorney for defendants, presents petition to set aside sale. Court takes it under advisement. Record.

Lincoln writes and signs declaration in Clark & Clark for use of Clark v. Sangamon County, Illinois. Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Monday, March 18, 1850.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln & Herndon have 11 cases in Sangamon Circuit Court, which convenes for spring term. In five cases defendants default and their clients are awarded judgments for debts and damages aggregating $1,906. Two cases are stricken from docket on their motion. Pleas are filed in other cases, and two are continued. Record.

Tuesday, March 18, 1851.+-

Springfield, IL.

Eight Lincoln & Herndon cases are called in court. They dismiss three cases in which they represent plaintiffs and two are dismissed by opponents. Two, in which they appear for defendants, are settled by agreement, their clients paying $291.53 and $38 respectively. In eighth case opponents are ruled to plead Wednesday. Record.

Lincoln writes court order in Penny v. McHenry. Photocopy.

Thursday, March 18, 1852.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln & Herndon appear in four cases in Circuit Court. They file pleas in one, enter motions in two, and fourth is dismissed by opponents. Record.

Tuesday, March 18, 1856.+-

Springfield, IL.

In U.S. Circuit Court Lincoln loses United States v. Wilson. Jury finds defendant indebted to plaintiff for $5,000 and damages of $5,000, but court orders debt discharged on payment of damages only. In Sangamon Circuit Court, Lincoln & Herndon have 19 cases. Three defendants default, and other cases are continued. Record.

Thursday, March 18, 1858.+-

Lincoln, IL.

In the Logan County Circuit Court, Lincoln and Charles H. Goodrich represent defendants Lorenzo D. Hamilton and Jefferson L. Dugger in the case of Hickey v. Hamilton & Dugger. Lincoln files a plea for the defendants, signing it "Goodrich & Lincoln." The plaintiff, John W. Hickey, is suing Hamilton and Dugger for breach of contract related to the sale of some hogs. Plea, filed 18 March 1858, Hickey v. Hamilton & Dugger, IHi, Springfield, IL; Testimony, March 1858 Term, Hickey v. Hamilton & Dugger, case file, Logan County Circuit Court, Logan County Courthouse, Lincoln, IL.

Friday, March 18, 1859.+-

Clinton, IL.

Lincoln writes and files replication and pleas in Bennett v. Williams, signing "Moore, p.d." Photocopy.

Monday, March 18, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

President nominates: Cong. Charles Francis Adams (Mass.), minister to England; former Cong. George P. Marsh (Vt.), minister to Sardinia; James W. Webb, minister to Turkey; W. L. Dayton, minister to France. Baltimore Sun, 19 March 1861.

Horace Greeley talks briefly to Lincoln. Rufus R. Wilson, ed., Lincoln Among His Friends: A Sheaf of Intimate Memories (Caldwell, ID: Caxton Printers, 1942), 449.

President prepares draft of proposed order to establish military bureau and sends it to attorney general for opinion. Bates rules that President does not have power to establish bureau. Draft of a Proposed Order to Establish a Militia Bureau, 18 March 1861, CW, 4:291; Abraham Lincoln to Edward Bates, 18 March 1861, CW, 4:291-92.

Lincoln writes memorandum on "Some considerations in favor of withdrawing the Troops from Fort Sumpter." Memorandum on Fort Sumter, 18[?] March 1861, CW, 4:288-90.

Asks secretary of treasury whether goods are being imported without duties being paid. Chase replies that he has no information of illegal importations. Abraham Lincoln to Salmon P. Chase, 18 March 1861, CW, 4:292.

Lincoln requests information from secretary of navy on "what amount of Naval force you could at once place at the control of the Revenue service." Welles replies that 12 vessels could be put at control of revenue service. Abraham Lincoln to Gideon Welles, 18 March 1861, CW, 4:293.

[Irwin withdraws $4 from Springfield Marine Bank. Pratt, Personal Finances, 176.]

Tuesday, March 18, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

Increased activity of President and military officers denotes immediate action by Army of Potomac. Philadelphia Press, 19 March 1862.

"Wendell Phillips [prominent Massachusetts antislavery leader], by special invitation, has an interview with the President." N.Y. Tribune, 19 March 1862.

Lincoln writes Sec. Stanton: "In going to Fortress-Monroe, Gen. McClellan gets into Gen. Wool's Department. He must not be interfered with by Gen. Wool. Yet I do not wish Gen. Wool's feelings hurt, and I am ready to make him a Major Genl. if it will do any good." Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 18 March 1862, CW, 5:164.

Wednesday, March 18, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

President proclaims treaty of commerce and navigation with Republic of Liberia. Washington Chronicle, 29 April 1863.

Cong. Julian (Ind.) confers with President about appointments and refers to unemployment of Gen. Fremont. Lincoln admits that he does not know where to put him. George W. Julian, Political Recollections 1840-1872 (Chicago: Jansen, McClurg, 1884), 229-30.

President Lincoln writes to Congressman Henry W. Davis, of Maryland. Davis seeks Lincoln's "opinion" regarding the "organization of the House—on the election of Speaker." Lincoln writes, "[T]he supporters of the war should send no man to congress who will not go into caucus with the unconditional supporters of the war, and abide the action of such caucus, and support in the House, the person therein nominated for Speaker. Let the friends of the government first save the government, and then administer it to their own liking." Abraham Lincoln to Henry W. Davis, 18 March 1863, CW, 6:140-41.

Friday, March 18, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

Cabinet meets. Sec. Seward reads proposed bill for law on emigration. Welles, Diary.

President and Mrs. Lincoln on invitation attend closing night of fair held in Patent Office for benefit of Christian Commission and District volunteers. Lincoln makes brief speech, ending: "God bless the women of America." Evening Star (Washington, DC), 19 March 1864, 2d ed., 3:1; Washington Chronicle, 19 March 1864; Sidney Kramer, "Lincoln at the Fair," Abraham Lincoln Quarterly, 3 (September 1945):341-42; Remarks at Closing of Sanitary Fair, Washington, D. C., 18 March 1864, CW, 7:253-54.

Writes recommendation for Benjamin A. Watson of Springfield, Ill., who wants commission of post sutler for Camp Butler, Ill.: he is "an intimate acquaintance and friend, and is of good character, and good qualification for the business he seeks. . . . I know nothing of the particular case." Endorsement Concerning Benjamin A. Watson, 18 March 1864, CW, 7:252-53.

Sends Sec. Stanton descriptions of several types of prisoners of war that might well be discharged. "I shall be glad therefore to have your cheerful assent to the discharge of those whose names I may send." Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 18 March 1864, CW, 7:254-57.

Saturday, March 18, 1865.+-

Washington, DC.

President Lincoln authorizes General Edward R. S. Canby to assist in raising funds for orphanage, discharges Charles T. Dorsett from draft, annuls sentence against Smith brothers of Boston for fraud, revokes order dismissing Dr. George Burr, and passes Rev. Thomas C. Teasdale through military lines. Abraham Lincoln to Edward R. S. Canby, 18 March 1865, CW, 8:363; Endorsement Concerning Charles T. Dorsett, 18 March 1865, CW, 8:363-64; Order Annulling Sentence of Benjamin G. and Franklin W. Smith, 18 March 1865, CW, 8:364; Order Concerning George Burr, 18 March 1865, CW, 8:364-65; Pass for Thomas C. Teasdale, 18 March 1865, CW, 8:365.

Lincoln signs deeds returning California missions San Luis Rey and San Juan Capistrano and surrounding lands to Joseph G. Alemany, Bishop of Monterey for the Roman Catholic Church. Deed from United States to Joseph G. Alemany, Bishop of Monterey, for Mission San Luis Rey, 18 March 1865, Mission San Luis Rey, Oceanside, CA; Deed from United States to Joseph G. Alemany, Bishop of Monterey, for Mission San Juan Capistrano, 18 March 1865, Mission San Juan Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA.