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Monday, February 2, 1835.+-

Vandalia, IL.

Lincoln debates "act concerning the School Fund." He moves previous question and bill fails. He votes with majority in refusing to table "act concerning Religious Societies."House Journal.

Thursday, February 2, 1837.+-

Vandalia, IL.

House, Lincoln voting yea, changes hour of assembly from 10 to 9 o'clock. [Hour is moved back to 10 week later.] He votes yea on second reading of bill granting several divorces. He does not vote on four afternoon roll calls.House Journal.

Friday, February 2, 1838.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes, signs, and files with the Sangamon County Circuit Court declarations, praecipes, and bonds for costs for three cases, Anderson, Bell & Co. v. Patterson & Patterson, Anderson, Bell & Co. v. H. Garrett & Co., and Anderson, Bell & Co. v. Gambrel. Stuart and Lincoln enter themselves as security for costs for their clients, plaintiffs James Anderson Jr., William Bell, and John W. Anderson in all three cases.Photocopy; Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Saturday, February 2, 1839.+-

Vandalia, IL.

House, 44 to 36, Lincoln voting yea, tables Calhoun's resolutions declaring that Congress should not abolish slavery in District of Columbia, or territories, or prohibit slave trade between states.House Journal.

Tuesday, February 2, 1841.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln votes in favor of reducing size of future counties from 400 to 325 square miles.House Journal.

In Supreme Court, Lincoln and Strong for appellant and Logan for appellee argue Elkin et al. v. People for use of Fleming, McIntire & Co. (Judgment of Sangamon Circuit Court affirmed January 12, 1842.)Record.

Lincoln writes and signs praecipe, bond for costs, and declaration in Sangamon County Court case, Neff, Wanton & Co. v. Francis.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Wednesday, February 2, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln files petition for divorce of Ann McDaniel against Patrick McDaniel and asks summons returnable to March term of Sangamon Circuit Court.Sangamo Journal, 4 February 1842.

Friday, February 2, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lockridge v. Foster et al. (SC) and Lazell v. Francis (SC) are argued by Robbins for plaintiffs and Lincoln for defendants.Record.

(Logan and Lincoln win Lockridge v. Foster et al. when court affirms judgment of lower court February 10, 1844. 5 Ill. 569.) Lincoln's account is debited 34¢ for 5½ yards calico, and $1.47 for merchandise.Irwin Ledger and Journal.

Monday, February 2, 1846.+-

Springfield, IL.

Ellis v. Locke (SC), suit to foreclose mortgage by scire facias, from Cook County, is argued by Lincoln for appellant and Logan for appellee. Judgment of lower court is later affirmed. Chase v. Debolt (SC), appeal from Peoria County, is argued by Powell for plaintiff and Lincoln for defendant.Record.

Tuesday, February 2, 1847.+-

Springfield, IL.

Merriman for appellant and Peters for appellee try Garrett et ux. v. Stevenson & Wardwell, case arising under mechanic's lien law. Lincoln loses appeal in Hawks v. Lands when court affirms decision of McLean County Circuit Court. Record; 8 Ill. 227.

Wednesday, February 2, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

Representative Lincoln writes to William H. Herndon, his law partner in Springfield, Illinois, soon after listening to Congressman Alexander H. Stephens, of Georgia, deliver a speech in the U.S. House. Lincoln calls it "the very best speech, of an hour's length, I ever heard." He adds, "My old, withered, dry eyes, are full of tears yet." Stephens opposed further funding for the war with Mexico, and he claimed that President James K. Polk's "lawless abuse of power" led to America's involvement in the conflict. Abraham Lincoln to William H. Herndon, 2 February 1848, CW, 1:448.

Lincoln's bank account, at his order, is debited $14.52 for taxes.Irwin Ledger.

[Treaty of peace is signed at Guadalupe Hidalgo.]

Friday, February 2, 1849.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln writes confidentially to William Schouler: "In these days of Cabinet making, we out West are awake as well as others." He asks Schouler to insert in his paper, with or without comment, as he sees fit, article from "Illinois Journal" proposing E. D. Baker for cabinet. West "is not only entitled to, but is in need of, one member of the cabinet." Abraham Lincoln to William Schouler, 2 February 1849, CW, 2:25.

Saturday, February 2, 1850.+-

Springfield, IL.

Edward Baker Lincoln is buried. "The funeral will take place this morning at 11 o'clock from the residence of Mr. Lincoln." Illinois Daily Journal (Springfield), 2 February 1850, 3:1.

Monday, February 2, 1852.+-

Springfield, IL.

Penny v. McHenry et al., chancery, is tried before Supreme Court. Stuart argues for plaintiff, Lincoln for defendant. On March 18, 1851 Sangamon Circuit Court dismissed bill. Record.

Wednesday, February 2, 1853.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln and Scates lose Casey v. Casey, before Supreme Court January 6, 1853, January 7, 1853, January 8, 1853, January 9, 1853, when court decides that complainant fraudulently purchased defendant's interest in estate for $75, knowing it to be worth $1,294.47. Judgment for defendant, rendered by lower court, is affirmed. Record; 14 Ill. 112-28.

Lincoln buys blankets, muslin, tape, and buttons ($10.51) at John Williams' store. Pratt, Personal Finances, 146.

Thursday, February 2, 1854.+-

Springfield, IL.

O'Byrne v. Stout, case involving alleged conversion of hog, comes up in Supreme Court. Joseph Gillespie, representing plaintiff, makes his argument, followed in afternoon by Lincoln for defendant. After Lincoln has finished Gillespie speaks second time and court takes case under advisement. Later it reverses Circuit Court decree. Record; 15 Ill. 180.

Friday, February 2, 1855.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln has another Supreme Court case, People v. Blackford et al., appealed from Circuit Court of Sangamon County. He argues and submits case for appellees, while D. B. Campbell appears for appellants. Record; 16 Ill. 166.

Saturday, February 2, 1856.+-

Springfield, IL.

Arguments in McConnel v. Delaware Mutual Safety Insurance Co. et al. (SC) are commenced. McConnel owned business which, under former owner, had been destroyed by fire. After paying claim, company discovered evidence of arson, and seeks to recover. McConnel, acting as his own attorney, commences argument, followed by D. A. Smith. Record.

Monday, February 2, 1857.+-

Springfield, IL.

Further hearing in Dudley et ux. v. Crosthwait occupies court until adjournment. Browning and Bushnell represent plaintiff, Lincoln & Herndon defendant. Record.

Tuesday, February 2, 1858.+-

Springfield, IL.

Ficklin continues his argument in Illinois Central RR v. Morrison & Crabtree; Green and Constable follow for appellees, and Lincoln concludes for appellants. Case involved right of railroad to restrict its liabiity as common carrier. Supreme Court reverses decision of lower court. Record; 19 Ill. 136.

People ex rel. Lanphier & Walker v. Hatch is argued. Lincoln appears for Hatch. Record.

Wednesday, February 2, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

The Lincolns entertain. Browning, in Springfield for court sessions, writes in his diary: "Cloudy, foggy, muddy, dismal day. . . . At large party at Lincoln's at night." Browning, Diary.

Robert buys 15¢ "Watch Guard" and charges to Lincoln's account. Pratt, Personal Finances, 149.

Thursday, February 2, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln loses his effort to set aside verdict in Clark v. Jones, decided against him in U.S. Circuit Court in June 1859. Court orders execution on previous judgment. Record.

He writes $15.25 check to "Self for Officer & Pusey," Thomas Officer and William Pusey, Council Bluffs real estate dealers who were Lincoln's agents in locating 120 acres of bounty land. DLC—Original.

Saturday, February 2, 1861.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to the Louisville (Kentucky) Journal editor, George D. Prentice, who asked Lincoln to provide an advance copy of the inaugural address. Lincoln responds, "I have the document already blocked out; but in the now rapidly shifting scenes, I shall have to hold it subject to revision up to near the time of delivery." Abraham Lincoln to George D. Prentice, 2 February 1861, CW, 4:184.

Sunday, February 2, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

Senator Charles Sumner (Mass.) introduces Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet and philosopher, to President, who reviews case of slave trader Captain Nathaniel Gordon during interview. Ralph Waldo Emerson, The Journals of Ralph Waldo Emerson, 10 vols., edited by Edward Waldo Emerson and Waldo Emerson Forbes (Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1909-1914), 9:375-76.

In conversation with Congressman Martin F. Conway (Kans.) Lincoln states that General James H. Lane was appointed with understanding that he serve under General David Hunter. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 3 February 1862, 2d ed., 2:2.

Monday, February 2, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

Mrs. Elbridge G. Spaulding and Col. Adrian R. Root, accompanied by Sen. Doolittle (Wis.), call on President to ask that Eliphalet N. Chester be sent to West Point. Memorandum: Appointment of Eliphalet N. Chester, 2 February 1863, CW, 6:88.

President acknowledges New Year's address from workingmen of London. Abraham Lincoln to the Workingmen of London, 2 February 1863, CW, 6:88-89.

Tuesday, February 2, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President sends message of sorrow to Kamehameha V, King of Hawaiian Islands, on death of brother. Abraham Lincoln to Kamehameha V, 2 February 1864, CW, 7:165.

Cabinet meets. Welles, Diary.

President and Mrs. Lincoln attend second anniversary meeting of U.S. Christian Commission in House of Representatives. Washington Chronicle, 3 February 1864.

President issues order approving new trade regulations insofar as they annul restrictions on trade in West Virginia within Union lines. Order Approving Regulations of Trade, 2 February 1864, CW, 7:166.

Thursday, February 2, 1865.+-

En Route to Hampton Roads, VA.

President telegraphs Gen. Grant at 9 A.M.: "Say to the gentlemen [Stephens, Hunter, and Campbell] I will meet them personally at Fortress-Monroe, as soon as I can get there." Abraham Lincoln to Ulysses S. Grant, 2 February 1865, CW, 8:256.

Writes check to John G. Nicolay for $20.00. CW, 8:579.

At 11 A.M., leaves by special train for Annapolis, Md., where he boards steamer "Thomas Collyer," and late in evening arrives at Fortress Monroe. Immediately goes on board steamer "River Queen," where Sec. Seward is waiting. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 2 February 1865, 2d ed., Extra, 2:1; Abraham Lincoln to the House of Representatives, 10 February 1865, CW, 8:274-85; Edward C. Kirkland, The Peacemakers of 1864 (New York: Macmillan, 1927), 244.

"The President and Mr. Seward have gone to Hampton Roads to have an interview with the Rebel commissioners,—Stephens, Hunter, and Campbell." Welles, Diary.