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Wednesday, April 2, 1834.+-

New Salem, IL.

Lincoln writes a deed for James Cox and Nancy O. Cox, who are selling a little more than 175 acres of land located in Sangamon County to Charles J. F. Clark and Matthew S. Marsh. Lincoln also signs the document as a witness. Deed, 2 April 1834, Private Collection.

Saturday, April 2, 1836.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Sale of lots is held in town of Huron, surveyed by Lincoln in March. Proprietors, Stephen T. Logan, James Adams, Gershom Jayne, John T. Stuart, David Prickett, Simeon Francis, Ninian W. Edwards, Samuel Morris, and William Carpenter, are all of Springfield.IHi—Broadside.]

Monday, April 2, 1838.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln files a bond for costs signed by Joseph Smith and J. P. Anderson in Cannon v. Kenney in the Sangamon County Circuit Court. Stuart & Lincoln represent the plaintif in the case which involves the possession of a sorrel horse worth $65.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Tuesday, April 2, 1839.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln signs for Stuart agreement for change of venue to Sangamon of McNair v. Adams.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Thursday, April 2, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Bill of complaint written by Lincoln is filed in Circuit Court of Christian County at Taylorville in case of Baker v. Addington et al. No other evidence of Lincoln's presence in Taylorville on this date is known, and possibly bill of complaint was sent from Springfield.Record.

Friday, April 2, 1841.+-

Springfield, IL.

Edmunds v. Simpson et al., trespass case in which Lincoln represents plaintiff, is continued. Logan & Lincoln get judgment by default in Chamberlin v. Allen & Stone. Defendant in Hornsby v. Ragsdale et al. is ordered to deliver possession of real estate in Springfield to Lincoln's client by April 18, 1841, or attachment for contempt of court will be issued.Record.

Lincoln writes and swears Joseph Hornsby's affidavit in Hornsby v. Ragsdale et al., and writes James Baker's affidavit in Baker v. Addington et al., Christian County case.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Saturday, April 2, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

Logan & Lincoln participate in four cases in the Sangamon County Circuit Court. In the case of Wagoner v. Porter et al., Logan & Lincoln represent plaintiff George Wagoner and ask the court's permission to take the deposition of William Porter, a defendant; the court grants their request. Logan & Lincoln represent the petitioner, Henry Dishon of Union County, in a bankruptcy case, In re Dishon, scheduled for a hearing before the U. S. District Court. Decree, 2 April 1842, Wagoner v. Porter et al., Record G, 340, Sangamon County Circuit Court, Illinois Regional Archives Depository, University of Illinois at Springfield; Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL), 18 March 1842, 4:7.

Lincoln writes a petition to Illinois governor Thomas Carlin, requesting clemency for Michael Hill of Sangamon County, who was convicted of manslaughter in the death of Hill's neighbor, Mr. Lewis. Lincoln, along with 158 others, including all of the jurors from the case, sign the petition. In the petition, Lincoln describes Hill as "an elderly, respectable, and peaceful citizen, with a large and respected family." Petition for Pardon of Michael Hill, 2 April 1842, CW, 1:283-84; Illinois Register (Springfield), 22 October 1841, 2:1.

Tuesday, April 2, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Claim of Logan & Lincoln for $12.50 against estate of Barton Moore for drawing up petition to sell real estate and writing deed is paid by Eli C. Blankenship.Probate Court Files.]

Sunday, April 2, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln writes to David Lincoln, of Virginia, regarding their shared family roots. David provided information that prompts Abraham to assert, "There is no longer any doubt that your uncle Abraham, and my grandfather was the same man." Abraham shares information about various uncles and he asks, "What was your grandfather's christian name? Was he not, a Quaker? About what time did he emigrate from Berks county, Pa. to Virginia? Do you know any thing of your family (or rather I may now say, our family) farther back than your grandfather?" Lincoln closes, "I shall be much pleased to hear from you again." Abraham Lincoln to David Lincoln , 24 March 1848, CW, 1:459; Abraham Lincoln to David Lincoln, 2 April 1848, CW, 1:461-62.

Wednesday, April 2, 1851.+-

Pekin, IL.

Spring term of Tazewell Circuit Court begins. Prettyman, attorney for plaintiff in Perkins v. Hall, action in debt, secures rule on Lincoln to plead by Friday. Norman Purple files answers for some of defendants in Doolittle et al. v. Bailey et al., case in which Lincoln is attorney for plaintiff. Record.

Saturday, April 2, 1853.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln & Herndon conclude busy fortnight with 13 cases in Circuit Court. In People v. Williams, murder, they file plea of not guilty. In D. & I. P. Spear v. Humphreys, which Logan and Lincoln lost March 26, 1853, they file bill of exceptions and are allowed appeal to Supreme Court. They lose third case by default. Of remaining cases, two are dismissed, motions or pleas are filed in four, and four are continued. Record.

Monday, April 2, 1855.+-

Lincoln, IL.

[No Logan Circuit Court records for this term are known to exist, but Lincoln's presence at spring term is shown by his letters of March 16, 1855 and July 27, 1855 to A. L. Brewer. Abraham Lincoln to Anson L. Brewer, 16 March 1855, CW, 2:308-9; Abraham Lincoln to Anson L. Brewer, 27 July 1855, CW, 2:315-16.]

Wednesday, April 2, 1856.+-

Lincoln, IL.

For plaintiff in Lander v. Loreme, Lincoln has defendant ruled to answer by July 1, 1856. Record.

Thursday, April 2, 1857.+-

Bloomington, IL.

Again examination of witnesses occupies court for entire day. Bloomington Pantagraph, 15 April 1857.

Friday, April 2, 1858.+-

Metamora, IL.

In the Woodford County Circuit Court, Lincoln and Simon P. Shope represent plaintiff Joseph Forney in the case of Forney v. L. C. Blakslee & Co., and in a second case with the same title of Forney v. L.C. Blakslee & Co. In each case, Forney is suing the defendant for an unpaid promissory note. Forney seeks $270 in damages in one case, and he seeks $370 in damages in the other case. In both cases, Judge James Harriott overrules the defendant's demurrer to the plaintiff's declaration, and Judge Harriott orders the cases continued. Pleas, Joinder, March 1858 Term, Forney v. L.C. Blakslee & Co.; Declaration, filed 12 March 1858, Forney v. L.C. Blakslee & Co., both in Woodford County Circuit Court, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; Order, 2 April 1858, Forney v. L.C. Blakslee & Co., Common Law Record B, 216, Woodford County Circuit Court, Woodford County Courthouse, Eureka, IL.

Saturday, April 2, 1859.+-

Lincoln, IL.

Goltra v. Ewing et al. is continued. Thompson v. Crane, Lincoln and Lacey for plaintiff, is tried by jury, which awards their client $45.80 plus part of costs. Lincoln also sits as judge on 33 cases. Record; Photocopy.

[Mrs. Lincoln buys another boy's hat. Pratt, Personal Finances, 155.]

Monday, April 2, 1860.+-

Chicago, IL and Waukegan, IL.

Lincoln is in court, but afterwards delivers speech at Waukegan "at the earnest solicitation of citizens of Lake County." Chicago Tribune.

Tuesday, April 2, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

President announces that visitors will be received between 10 A.M. and 1 P.M. National Intelligencer, 2 April 1861.

Presidential family pays unexpected visit to Navy Yard, spends two hours there, and receives 21-gun salute. National Intelligencer, 3 April 1861; Evening Star (Washington, DC), 3 April 1861, 3:1.

During afternoon drive Lincoln visits military barracks. N.Y. Herald, 3 April 1861.

[Irwin withdraws $42 from Springfield Marine Bank. Pratt, Personal Finances, 176.]

Lincoln directs Sec. Seward to pay Capt. Meigs $10,000 "from the secret service fund" before Meigs leaves on expedition to reinforce Fort Pickens, Fla. Abraham Lincoln to William H. Seward, 2 April 1861, CW, 4:320.

Wednesday, April 2, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

President, members of family, and Commander Dahlgren visit Mount Vernon by steamer Mount Washington. Lincoln remains in boat. Extracts from Dahlgren Diary, John G. Nicolay Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; N.Y. Herald, 3 April 1862; Evening Star (Washington, DC), 2 April 1862, 2d ed., 2:1; National Republican (Washington, DC), 3 April 1862, 3:2.

Asst. Sec. Fox introduces to President, John Ericsson and A. C. Stimers, engineers who designed and helped build USS Monitor. Fox, Diary, Gist-Blair Family Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Attorney General Edward Bates calls to see Lincoln on personal matters. Bates, Diary.

In evening Senator Orville H. Browning (Ill.) talks to President and Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton about Gen. McClellan. Browning, Diary.

Lincoln writes to Michael Crock of Philadelphia: "Allow me to thank you in behalf of my little son for your present of White Rabbits. He is very much pleased with them." Abraham Lincoln to Michael Crock, 2 April 1862, CW, 5:177.

Thursday, April 2, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

President by proclamation reduces scope of commercial intercourse with insurrectionary states. Proclamation about Commercial Intercourse, 2 April 1863, CW, 6:159-60.

Convinces Sec. Welles that Rear Adm. Farragut's position should be strengthened. Accordingly Welles orders Rear Adm. Du Pont to send all but two ironclads to New Orleans as soon as Charleston surrenders. Gustavus V. Fox, Confidential Correspondence of Gustavus Vasa Fox, 2 vols. (New York: n.p., 1918), 1:197; West, Welles, 231.

President and Mrs. Lincoln receive at public White House reception. Jane Grey Swisshelm, abolitionist journalist, meets Lincoln for first time. Frank Klement, "Jane Grey Swisshelm and Lincoln: A Feminist Fusses and Frets," Abraham Lincoln Quarterly 6 (December 1950):234-35.

In evening President calls at Welles' house to read letter prepared by Welles concerning privateers. Welles, Diary.

Deposits June 1862 salary warrant for $2,083.33 in Riggs Bank. Pratt, Personal Finances, 182.

Saturday, April 2, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President discusses with A. W. Thompson fiscal and political plan devised by latter. Thompson to Cameron, 3 April 1864, Simon Cameron Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Thompson to Lincoln, 3 April 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Prepares draft of order to prohibit exportation of salted provisions except those packed and shipped from state or territory bordering on Pacific Ocean. Order Prohibiting Export of Salted Provisions, 2 April 1864, CW, 7:279.

Gen. Butler invites President and Mrs. Lincoln to visit Fortress Monroe, Va. Butler, Correspondence, 4:9.

President, Mrs. Lincoln, and Mrs. Grant attend performance of Charles Gounod's Opera of Faust at Grover's Theatre. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 2 April 1864, 2d ed., 1:4; 4 April 1864, 2d ed., 2:4.

Sunday, April 2, 1865.+-

City Point, VA.

President remains at front. Mrs. Lincoln returns to Washington on steamer Monohasset. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 3 April 1865, 2:4; Daily National Republican (Washington, DC), 3 April 1865 2d ed., Extra, 2:1; Official Records—Armies 1, XLVI pt. 3, 446.

Lincoln goes ashore in barge ordered by Rear Adm. Porter. Francis F. Browne, The Everyday Life of Abraham Lincoln (New York: Thompson, 1886), 689.

Rides out to entrenchments near battleground and watches fighting for short while. William H. Crook, "Lincoln's Last Day: New Facts Now Told for the First Time. Compiled and written down by Margarita S. Gerry," Harper's Monthly Magazine 115 (September 1907):519; Official Records—Armies 1, XLVI, pt. 3, 461.

Sends message 7:45 A.M. to Mrs. Lincoln: "This morning Gen. Grant, . . . telegraphs as follows. . . . 'The battle now rages furiously. . . . All now looks highly favorable.'" Abraham Lincoln to Mary Todd Lincoln, 2 April 1865, CW, 8:381-82.

In afternoon telegraphs Mrs. Lincoln: "Gen. Grant telegraphs that he has Petersburg completely enveloped . . . suggests that I shall go out and see him . . . which I think I will do. Tad and I are both well." Abraham Lincoln to Mary Todd Lincoln, 2 April 1865, CW, 8:384; Official Records—Armies 1, XLVI, pt. 3, 447-48.

At 11 A.M. telegraphs Sec. Stanton : "Despatches frequently coming in. All going finely." Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 2 April 1865, CW, 8:382.

At 2 P.M. sends Grant's report to Stanton: "'We are now closing around the works of the line immediately enveloping Petersburg. All looks remarkably well.'" Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 2 April 1865, CW, 8:382-83.

At 8:15 P.M. telegraphs Grant: "Allow me to tender to you, and all with you, the nations grateful thanks for this additional, and magnificent success. At your kind suggestion, I think I will visit you to-morrow." Abraham Lincoln to Ulysses S. Grant, 2 April 1865, CW, 8:383.