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Saturday, March 22, 1834.+-

New Salem, IL.

Lincoln writes a deed for Isaac Colson and Jane Colson, who are selling forty acres of land to Matthew Young. Deed (copy), 22 March 1834, copy files, IHi, Springfield, IL.

Thursday, March 22, 1838.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln is one of 101 citizens of Springfield signing note for $16,666.67 to state bank to enable town to pay second instalment of one third of $50,000 pledged in February 1837 to obtain capital.Note for the Completion of the State Capitol, 22 March 1838, CW, 1:116-17.

Tuesday, March 22, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes Speed March 27, 1842 that Mary Todd went with party to Jacksonville March 21, 1842, and "on her return, spoke, so that I heard of it, of having enjoyed the trip exceedingly. God be praised for that." Because of train schedules on Northern Cross Railroad, party could not return until today. Thus Lincoln is evidently in Springfield.Abraham Lincoln to Joshua F. Speed, 27 March 1842, CW, 1:282-83.

Wednesday, March 22, 1843.+-

Springfield, IL.

Logan & Lincoln have 17 cases called. Three are continued, three dismissed, and two set for hearing tomorrow. They obtain judgment in five cases and file pleas in two others. In Mallory v. Maxey et al., plaintiff, their client, is ruled to show cause why he should not give security for costs. Wm. H. Herndon v. J. C. Crowder is dismissed at defendant's cost. Lincoln appears for Herndon, his future law partner.Record.

Lincoln writes, signs, and files, for defendant, plea in Urquhart v. Gray.Photocopy.

Friday, March 22, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Klein v. Irwin et al., petition for partition of land, is granted by court. Jackson v. Applegate is dismissed. Logan & Lincoln appear for complainant in these cases and for plaintiffs in Vaughn, Sandford & Co. v. Wetherbee et al., injunction suit. They appear for defendants in Lockridge v. School Commissioners and win case.Record.

Logan & Lincoln receipt on judgment docket of Sangamon Circuit Court that judgment for $476.26, obtained November 22, 1841 in Blankenship & Co. v. Rockwell & Co., has been satisfied in full. Lincoln writes replication, for plaintiff, in Hay v. Bryan. He writes separate answers of Benjamin M. Kizer, Morris Bird, and Moses Ellsworth, and files inGroves v. Garvey.Photocopy.

Saturday, March 22, 1845.+-

Springfield, IL.

In People v. Owens, accused makes $200 bond. In People v. White, Lincoln arranges $300 bond. Lincoln wins Taylor v. Von Phul and McGill, assumpsit, when he argues case before jury, which finds for plaintiff.Record.

Monday, March 22, 1847.+-

Springfield, IL.

In Backinstos for use of Backinstos v. Freeman, assumpsit, Wells, attorney for plaintiff, files replication. Lincoln is for defense. Alexander v. Brown is tried by jury, which finds Lincoln's client owes $100 damages. Record.

Wednesday, March 22, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln writes to Usher F. Linder, of Coles County, Illinois. Linder expressed concern about Lincoln's criticism of President James K. Polk's prosecution of the recently-ended war with Mexico. Linder suggested that some might equate criticism of the war with criticism of the soldiers, in particular, General Zachary Taylor. Lincoln disagrees, and argues, "There are in this H[ouse]. [of] R[epresentatives]. some more than forty members who support Genl. Taylor for the Presidency, every one of whom has voted that the war was 'unnecessarily and unconstitutionally commenced by the President' every one of whom has spoken to the same effect, who has spoken at all, and not one of whom supposes he thereby strips Genl. [Taylor] of any laurels." Abraham Lincoln to Usher F. Linder, 22 March 1848, CW, 1:457-58.

Friday, March 22, 1850.+-

Springfield, IL.

Robbins and Taylor, representing plaintiff in Fowkes v. Saunders, file replication to which Logan, Lincoln & Herndon demur. Record.

Lincoln writes to Thomas Ewing recommending Dr. A. G. Henry for Indian Agency. "Of all those whom I have desired should receive appointments from this Administration, Dr. Henry was at first, has always been, and still is, No. One with me." Abraham Lincoln to Thomas Ewing, 22 March 1850, CW, 2:78.

Monday, March 22, 1852.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln & Herndon lose two cases—B. C. Webster & Co. for use of Hickox & Matheny v. Roberts, and Riggs & Levering v. Murray—by nil dicit. Plaintiff's damages are assessed at $420.91 and $677.25 respectively. They win two replevin suits, one by jury verdict, other by default. They dismiss fifth suit, file pleas in two others, and two are continued. Record.

Tuesday, March 22, 1853.+-

Springfield, IL.

Another busy day in court with 21 Lincoln & Herndon cases on docket. They dismiss three and win two by default. In Archer G. Herndon v. Bryan, action in trover, agreed judgment for $107.50 is entered for their client, plaintiff. They win appeal—Strickland v. Nagle—when jury finds for defendant. Motions or pleas are entered in six other cases and eight are set for hearing. Record.

Wednesday, March 22, 1854.+-

Jacksonville, IL.

Lincoln "wins" case when jury awards Selby only $300. Illinois Journal, 24 March 1854.

Thursday, March 22, 1855.+-

Springfield, IL.

Twenty-three Lincoln & Herndon cases are called in Sangamon Circuit Court. In nine suits judgments are obtained, amounts ranging from $93.25 to $190.08. Others are either dismissed or continued. Record.

Saturday, March 22, 1856.+-

Springfield, IL.

Two trials mark day for Lincoln & Herndon in Sangamon Circuit Court. Ingwerson v. Tinney, in which they appear for plaintiff, is tried before court; in Case v. Virden, Conkling and Conkling for plaintiff and Lincoln & Herndon for defendant, argue demurrer. Court takes both under advisement. In two other suits defendants default and Lincoln & Herndon obtain judgments. Record.

Monday, March 22, 1858.+-

Lincoln, IL.

Lincoln writes to Illinois Governor William H. Bissell to seek clemency for Samuel Jones and James Jones. A Logan County Circuit Court jury "found [them] guilty of stealing five . . . small hogs." Lincoln explains, "I was not concerned in the trial . . . I have been appealed to, to say something in favor of their being pardoned. They are father and son. . . . [Samuel Jones] is an old citizen . . . and his neighbors appear more anxious that he and his son should be pardoned, than I have known in any other case." Indictment, filed 15 March 1858, People v. Jones & Jones, case file; Jury Verdict, filed 18 March 1858, People v. Jones & Jones, case file; Order, 18 March 1858, People v. Jones & Jones, Record 1, 571-572, all in Logan County Circuit Court, Logan County Courthouse, Lincoln, IL; Abraham Lincoln to William H. Bissell, 22 March 1858, CW, 2:436.

Tuesday, March 22, 1859.+-

Lincoln, IL.

Lincoln draws bill in chancery in Day v. Skinner & Turley He also draws affidavit, which Joshua Day signs. Photocopy.

In court Lincoln and Dugger represent defendant in Bell v. McPheeter, which is dismissed at plaintiff's costs. Record.

Friday, March 22, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

President and Mrs. Lincoln greet guests attending second White House reception of season. Marine band plays under direction of Prof. Francis Scala, who dedicates "Grand Union Inaugural March" to Mrs. Lincoln. Baltimore Sun, 25 March 1861; National Intelligencer, 23 March 1861.

Saturday, March 22, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln advises Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton: "I personally know Gen. [John M.] Palmer, and [Lt.] John Condit Smith; and as the former wants the latter for a Quarter-Master, let the appointment be made." Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 22 March 1862, CW, 5:168-69.

Tuesday, March 22, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President lays before Senate treaty with Shawnee Indians. Abraham Lincoln to the Senate, 22 March 1864, CW, 7:261.

Cabinet meets. Welles, Diary.

Despite snowstorm last evening there is fine attendance at public reception of President and Mrs. Lincoln, 8:30 to 11 P.M. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 23 March 1864, 2:1; Daily National Republican (Washington, DC), 23 March 1864, 2d ed., 2:4.

Lincoln's thought on slavery: "I never knew a man who wished to be himself a slave. Consider if you know any good thing, that no man desires for himself." On Slavery, 22 March 1864, CW, 7:260-61.

Wednesday, March 22, 1865.+-

Washington, DC.

Sen. Sumner (Mass.) calls on President and shows him letter from Duchess of Argyll, who believes that speech at Gettysburg will live. Memorandum Concerning the Duchess of Argyll, 22 March 1865, CW, 8:371-72.

John Hay has been appointed secretary of legation at Paris and will probably reach there in month or six weeks. John Bigelow, Retrospections of an Active Life, 5 vols. (New York: Baker & Taylor, 1909-13), 2:430.