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Saturday, October 21, 1837.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes and files the defendant's affidavit in Fleming v. Ransdell. A jury awards Stuart & Lincoln's client, the plaintiff in the attachment case Coffman v. Smith, $21.50 in damages. By agreement of both parties the court dismisses, Ellis v. Hughes and orders the plaintiff to pay court costs. The court decrees Stuart & Lincoln's bill for specific performance taken as confessed by the defendants in St. John v. Chilton et al..Record; Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Monday, October 21, 1839.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Livingston Circuit Court meets in one-day session at Pontiac.Record.]

Wednesday, October 21, 1840.+-



[Lincoln spends night at home of William Virden in southeast corner of Wayne County, some five miles west of Albion. This visit is probably made day after his address at Albion. Virden and Lincoln reminisce on their experiences as veterans, the former in the War of 1812, the latter in the Black Hawk War. Elizabeth Virden Fancher, "Sketch of a Pioneer Woman," Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society, 8 (October 1915): 518.]

Saturday, October 21, 1843.+-

Danville, IL.

Lincoln wins McDonald v. Fithian & Juneau when court dismisses complainant's bill and awards defendant $18.40 and costs. In Cunningham v. Fithian & Juneau, court awards defendant, Lincoln's client, $25.54, each party paying costs, with appeal to Supreme Court granted.Record.

[Mrs. Lincoln buys $3.94 worth of merchandise.Irwin Ledger.]

Monday, October 21, 1844.+-

Charleston, IL.

Lincoln represents defendant in Alexander v. Affleck as Coles Circuit Court convenes.Record.

Wednesday, October 21, 1846.+-

Charleston, IL.

Lincoln probably starts for Springfield.

Thursday, October 21, 1847.+-

Springfield, IL.

Having received another letter from Morris & Brown, Lincoln consults Logan. "If the Governor shall arrive before I leave, Logan & I will both attend to the matter," he assures them, "and he will attend to it if he does not come till after I leave; all upon the condition that the Governor shall not have acted upon the matter, before his arrival here. . . . The case is a clear one on our side; but whether the Gov. will view it so is another thing." Abraham Lincoln to Buckner S. Morris and John J. Brown, 21 October 1847, CW, 1:406.

Saturday, October 21, 1848.+-

Jacksonville, IL.

Lincoln and Murray McConnel speak. Lincoln tries to unite Whigs and Free Soil men. McConnel accuses him of misrepresenting his constituents by his attitude on war. Lincoln refuses to believe that majority favored war, whereupon McConnel cites Whig defeat in last congressional election. "Lincoln has made nothing by coming to this part of the country to make speeches," writes Register correspondent.Debate at Jacksonville, Illinois, 21 October 1848, CW, 2:11-13.

Monday, October 21, 1850.+-

Danville, IL.

In the Vermilion County Circuit Court case of Young v. Littler, Lincoln writes the affidavit of his client, Edwin Littler, whom William Young is suing for assault and battery. In the affidavit, Littler explains the "absence of David Hughes who is a material witness for" Littler. Young and Littler fought, in part, over the ownership of a hog. Littler pleaded self-defense and claimed that Young had tried to assault him "with a Gun, and with a Stick." Declaration, May 1850 Term, Young v. Littler, case file, Vermilion County Circuit Court, Vermilion County Courthouse, Danville, IL; Plea, Replication, filed 6 May 1850, Young v. Littler, John Hay Library, Brown University, Providence, RI; Affidavit of Edwin Littler, 21 October 1850, Young v. Littler, Alfred Whital Stern Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Tuesday, October 21, 1851.+-

Danville, IL.

Johnson Pate, one of defendants in People v. Pate & Pate, larceny, defaults. Lincoln and O. L. Davis are his attorneys. Cooper v. Grace, in which Lincoln and Davis represent defendant, is continued. Record.

Friday, October 21, 1853.+-

Clinton, IL.

Lincoln and Scott lose Slatten v. Alsop & Clark, before court May 21, 1853, when they fail to file their answer within time specified. Lincoln writes order of court in Barger v. Illinois Central RR, and in Smallwood et al. v. Allen. In latter case he writes and files replication, for complainants. He writes answer of William Hutchin, defendant, in Hutchin et al. v. Hutchin & Hutchin, petition for partition. Record; Photocopy; Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Tuesday, October 21, 1856.+-

Urbana, IL and West Urbana, IL (Champaign).

Lincoln writes bond for costs in Warner v. Nisewander. Photocopy.

He writes Abraham Jonas that he cannot be at Quincy on 23rd—he is so "hobbled" with case that he cannot leave. Abraham Lincoln to Abraham Jonas, 21 October 1856, CW, 2:380.

In evening Lincoln, Swett, and Hogg speak at meeting in West Urbana. "We were not present but understand much interest and enthusiasm were manifested by the entire audience." Urbana Union, 23 October 1856.

Friday, October 21, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Robert buys box of cinnamon at Smith's. Pratt, Personal Finances, 160.

Monday, October 21, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

In absence of law authorizing such appointments, Lincoln nevertheless invites Archbishop John J. Hughes of New York to name chaplains to represent Catholic Church in military hospitals. Edgar DeW. Jones, Lincoln and the Preachers (New York: Harper, 1948), 79-80; Abraham Lincoln to John J. Hughes, 21 October 1861, CW, 4:559-60.

Visits Gen. McClellan's headquarters in War Dept. and reads dispatch announcing death of intimate friend, Colonel Edward D. Baker (for whom Eddy Lincoln was named), at Ball's Bluff. [Action in Virginia on this day.] Entire family grief stricken. Bates, Telegraph Office, 94-96; Helm, Mary, 191; Russell, Diary; Abraham Lincoln to Officer in Command at Poolesville, Maryland, 21 October 1861, CW, 4:560.

President receives information from Asst. Sec. Scott that troops for expedition against Port Royal, S.C., have sailed from Annapolis, Md. Clark to Canfield, 21 October 1861, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Together with cabinet and majority of division generals within reach of capital attends evening council at McClellan's headquarters. N.Y. Times, 21 November 1861.

John G. Nicolay writes from Springfield that so far as Illinois is concerned there would be no risk or danger in removing Gen. Fremont. Nicolay to Lincoln, 21 October 1861, John G. Nicolay Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

[President's account charged $3.50 for "singeing lamp" and 37¢ for curry comb. Lutz Account Book.]

Tuesday, October 21, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

Gen. Halleck confers with President about Gen. McClellan's plans and inactivity. Halleck to McClellan, 21 October 1862, George B. McClellan Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Lincoln requests Gen. Grant, Mil. Gov. Johnson, and all having military, naval, and civil authority under U.S. within state of Tennessee to aid Thomas R. Smith, citizen of Tennessee, in elections of members to Congress, and perhaps U.S. senators, state officers, and legislature. Abraham Lincoln to Ulysses S. Grant, Andrew Johnson and Others, 21 October 1862, CW, 5:470-71.

Wednesday, October 21, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

Delegation from St. Mary's County, Md., protests to President against disturbance caused by Negro troops stationed on Patuxent River. Lincoln replies that he thinks he will order withdrawal of troops. He further thinks that Negroes may be recruited in Maryland by consent of masters. Reply to Maryland Slaveholders, 21 October 1863, CW, 6:529-30.

Inquires of Gen. Schenck: "A delegation is here saying that our armed colored troops are at many if not all the landings on the Patuxent river, and by their presence, with arms in their hands, are frightening quiet people, and producing great confusion. Have they been sent there by any order? and if so, for what reason?" Abraham Lincoln to Robert C. Schenck, 21 October 1863, CW, 6:530.

Friday, October 21, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President and Tad watch torchlight procession from upper windows under portico. Later, crowd calls for President, and he responds briefly. Response to a Serenade, 21 October 1864, CW, 8:57-58.

Telegraphs John Nicolay at St. Louis: "While Curtis is fighting Price have you any idea where the force under Rosecrans is? or what it is doing?" Abraham Lincoln to John G. Nicolay, 21 October 1864, CW, 8:57.