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Wednesday, March 21, 1838.+-

Springfield, IL.

Henry B. Truett, the defendant in People v. Truett, indicted on March 14, 1838 for murder of Dr. Jacob M. Early, gives Stuart & Lincoln each a promissory note for $250 for legal fees. Truett secures the notes with a mortgage on two sections of land in northern Sangamon County [now in Chester Township in Logan County]. Sangamon County Deed Book M, 412-13, Illinois Regional Archives Depository, University of Illinois Springfield.

Stuart writes and files a petition for dower in Musick v. Musick et al., and Lincoln fills out a summons form. They represent the complainant, widow Elizabeth Musick, in the case.Photocopy.

Saturday, March 21, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

Writing Stuart, Lincoln says: "The Locos have no candidates on the track yet, except Dick Taylor for the Senate. Last saturday he made a speech, and May answered him. The way May let the wind out of him, was a perfect wonder. The court room was verry full, and neither you nor I ever saw a crowd in this county so near all on one side." Abraham Lincoln to John T. Stuart, 26 March 1840, CW, 1:208.

Monday, March 21, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

Logan & Lincoln represent bankruptcy petitioner Reuben Buck of Boone County in In re Buck, before the U.S. District Court.Record.

Tuesday, March 21, 1843.+-

Springfield, IL.

Sangamon Circuit Court opens for term of ten days. Logan & Lincoln have three cases continued and two dismissed. Defendant enters his appearance in Hill v. Warner. Logan & Lincoln appear for plaintiff and Strong for defendant.Record.

Thursday, March 21, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Seventeen cases are called for Logan & Lincoln. In two, tried by court, court considers. They win two jury cases, Ball v. Field and Dresser v. Grant. In Beidler v. Woodruff, jury is dismissed and case continued. Reports are approved in two chancery cases and guardians appointed in three others. They win two cases by default, have two dismissed, and defendant ruled to answer on Friday in three others.Record.

Lincoln fills out printed mortgage deed in transaction between John M. and William Bridges and Seth M. Tinsley, which John and William Bridges sign.Photocopy.

Friday, March 21, 1845.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln files for defendants in two larceny cases, People v. Owens, and People v. White.Record.

Saturday, March 21, 1846.+-

Springfield, IL.

In Andrew J. Wilson v. Susan Wilson, testimony is heard on petition and divorce granted. Lincoln & Herndon appear for complainant.Record.

Thursday, March 21, 1850.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln & Herndon have four cases. In Luckett v. Crary, appeal, agreed judgment for $30.37½ is entered for appellant, their client. Lincoln, Herndon, Logan, and Browning secure rule on defendants in Webster & Huntington v. French et al. to answer their original and supplemental bills. Pleas are filed in two remaining cases. Record.

Friday, March 21, 1851.+-

Springfield, IL.

Beerup et al. v. Britton, chancery, and Neale v. Britton, ejectment, are settled by agreement. In each case judgment is rendered for defendant as to possession of premises, plaintiffs paying three-fourths and defendants one-fourth of costs. Lincoln & Herndon are attorneys for plaintiffs. Record.

Monday, March 21, 1853.+-

Springfield, IL.

Sixteen of Lincoln & Herndon's cases are called as Sangamon Circuit Court convenes. They dismiss two, their opponents dismiss four, and one is dismissed by agreement. Motions or pleas are filed in seven other cases, and one is continued. Lincoln loses Crafton v. Dillon when court affirms decision of justice's court and enters judgment of $67 for plaintiff. Record.

Lincoln writes bill in chancery in Mitts v. Benbridge, which plaintiff signs and swears. Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Tuesday, March 21, 1854.+-

Jacksonville, IL.

In the Morgan County Circuit Court, Lincoln represents defendant James Dunlap in the case of Selby v. Dunlap. In a series of editorials, Paul Selby, the publisher of the Jacksonville Journal, accused Dunlap of political and financial misdeeds. Dunlap allegedly beat Selby with a cane. Selby is suing Dunlap in an action of trespass vi et armis and he seeks $10,000 in damages. On this day, the jury "hear[s] the testimony . . . and part of the arguments of Counsel" before recessing until the next morning. Lincoln spends the night at the Mansion House hotel, located at the "corner of North Main street and the square." Declaration, filed 30 September 1853, Selby v. Dunlap, case file 1328; Order, 21 March 1854, Selby v. Dunlap, Law Record I, 5, both in Morgan County Circuit Court, Morgan County Courthouse, Jacksonville, IL; Daily Jacksonville Constitutionist (IL), 21 March 1854, 2:5; 23 March 1854, 2:1; 25 March 1854, 2:1; Frank J. Heinl, An Epitome of Jacksonville History to 1875 (Jacksonville, IL: n.p., 1925), 19; Charles M. Eames, Historic Morgan and Classic Jacksonville (Jacksonville, IL: Daily Journal Steam Job Printing Office, 1885), 158.

Wednesday, March 21, 1855.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln & Herndon have six cases in court. None comes to trial, although by agreement with opposing counsel several are set for hearing later in term. Record.

Friday, March 21, 1856.+-

Springfield, IL.

One assumpsit case—Talbot & Anderson v. Campbell—is Lincoln & Herndon's work in Sangamon Circuit Court. Defendant, represented by Stuart and Edwards, agrees that judgment for $176.70 be entered against him in favor of Lincoln & Herndon's client. Record.

Lincoln writes to Judge John D. Caton of Illinois Supreme Court, vouching for C. H. Moore of Clinton as surety under supersedeas. Abraham Lincoln to John D. Caton, 21 March 1856, CW, 2:336.

Saturday, March 21, 1857.+-

Springfield, IL.

On behalf of Maria L. Bullock, Mrs. Lincoln's aunt, Lincoln releases two mortgages, given by Patrick Keily and Nathaniel Hay. In margin of Deed Record opposite both instruments he writes: "Satisfied in full, March 21, 1857, Maria L. Bullock. By A. Lincoln, Attorney in fact." Deed Record.

Monday, March 21, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL and Lincoln, IL.

Lincoln deposits $112.50 at Marine & Fire Insurance Co., and writes $6 check to "Woods & Henkle," tailors. Marine Bank Ledger; DLC—Original.

He then boards train to Lincoln, where, in Logan Circuit Court, he writes and files defendant's answer in Engle et al. v. Reed. Photocopy.

[Mrs. Lincoln buys two pairs of boots, yard goods and shirt at Smith's store ($17.63). Pratt, Personal Finances, 154-55.]

Wednesday, March 21, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Gov. Bissell is buried. "In the [funeral] procession were several of the most prominent men of the State; men renowned in politics, education, military history and the law. Among them were Hon. Abraham Lincoln; his law partner, Wm. H. Herndon," and many others. Chicago Journal, 22 March 1860.

Thursday, March 21, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

President writes secretary of war to give Thomas J. Pickett, Illinois state senator, U.S. agency of Island of Rock Island. Abraham Lincoln to Simon Cameron, 21 March 1861, CW, 4:297.

[Irwin withdraws $29 from Springfield Marine Bank. Pratt, Personal Finances, 176.]

Friday, March 21, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

Local newspaper reports that the President has been "quite indisposed" for several days but is "now recovering." National Republican (Washington, DC), 21 March 1862, 3:1.

President talks again with Gen. McDowell on troop movements of Army of Potomac McDowell to McClellan, 20 March 1862, George B. McClellan Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

At 3 P.M. embarks from Navy Yard with Comdr. Dahlgren for meeting with Gen. McClellan at Alexandria, Va. Meeting continues in evening at White House with Secs. Stanton and Welles, Asst. Sec. Fox, McDowell, and Dahlgren present. Extracts from Dahlgren Diary, John G. Nicolay Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Mrs. Lincoln is well enough to receive visit by Mrs. Irvin McDowell. Abraham Lincoln to Mrs. Irvin McDowell, 21 March 1862, CW, 5:168.

Saturday, March 21, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln sends his old friend Dr. Anson G. Henry, surveyor general of Washington Territory, with a note to Sec. Chase. Abraham Lincoln to Salmon P. Chase, 21 March 1863, CW, 6:144.

[Irwin deposits $472.50 in Springfield Marine Bank, balance of principal and interest on A. J. Van Deren note. Pratt, Personal Finances, 165.]

Monday, March 21, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President interviews Miss Susan Dugger and Miss Beattie from Illinois and gives them note to Postmaster Gen. Blair. Abraham Lincoln to Montgomery Blair, 21 March 1864, CW, 7:257-58.

Approves "An Act to enable the people of Nevada to form a Constitution and State Government, and for the admission of such State into the Union on an equal Footing with the original States." Proclamation Admitting Nevada into the Union, 31 October 1864, CW, 8:83-84; Don C. Seitz, Lincoln the Politician: How the Rail-Splitter and Flatboatman Played the Great American Game (New York: Coward-McCann, 1931), 408.

At 12 M. committee from New York Workingmen's Democratic Republican Association calls on President and presents address, to which Lincoln replies: "You comprehend, as your address shows, that the existing rebellion, . . . is, in fact, a war upon the rights of all working people." Washington Chronicle, 22 March 1864; Reply to New York Workingmen's Democratic Republican Association, 21 March 1864, CW, 7:259-60.

President Lincoln writes to siblings Clara Brown and Julia Brown and thanks the children for sending him an "Afghan." The Browns, of Buffalo, New York, asked Lincoln to "remember that you have little friends in Buffalo who pray for you." Lincoln answers, "I especially like my little friends; and although you have never seen me, I am glad you remember me for the country's sake, and even more, that you remember, and try to help, the poor Soldiers." Clara Brown and Julia Brown to Abraham Lincoln, 9 March 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Abraham Lincoln to Clara and Julia Brown, 21 March 1864, CW, 7:258.

Tuesday, March 21, 1865.+-

Washington, DC.

President confers again with Lt. Comdr. Barnes with respect to accommodating Mrs. Lincoln and friends on trip to City Point, Va. They decide to charter steamer "River Queen" and use U.S.S. "Bat" for protection. Barnes, "With Lincoln," 517-19.

Sec. Welles calls on President regarding Smith brothers law case. Cabinet meets. Welles, Diary.

President and Mrs. Lincoln attend performance of Francois-Adrien Boieldieu's opera La Dame Blanche at Grover's Theatre. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 22 March 1865, 2d ed., 2:1.

Lincoln telegraphs Capt. Robert T. Lincoln at City Point: "We now think of starting to you about One P.M. Thursday. Don't make public." Abraham Lincoln to Robert T. Lincoln, 21 March 1865, CW, 8:369.

Writes Gen. Walter B. Scates: "If you choose to go to New-Mexico, and reside, I will appoint you Chief Justice there. What say you? Please answer." ["Most respectfully declined."] Abraham Lincoln to Walter B. Scates, 21 March 1865, CW, 8:369-70.