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Saturday, November 23, 1839.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln has 11 cases called, in five of which he gets judgment. He writes and signs, for William D. Herndon, defendant, pleas in Glasgow, Shaw, & Tatum v. Herndon. He writes court order in West v. Stevens & Stevens. John Calhoun for Democrats, and E. D. Baker for Whigs, continue debate. A. P. Field declares he has always opposed internal improvement system. Lincoln's failure to comment on this statement annoys "Register." Record; Photocopy; Register, 30 November 1839.

Nor does Register (November 23, 1839) care for Lincoln's public remarks on its criticism of Junto dictation. "He [Lincoln] asserted that he did not advise etc. the running of John Bennett for the Legislature, but was in favour of Bowling Green; and that the editors of the Register had lied in making such a statement. Mr. Lincoln said further that we hadno authority for making the statement; and that having no authority, even if we had published the truth, we were stillliars. Such was the language of the man selected by the Whig Party to be an elector of the high office of President of the United States."

Monday, November 23, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln attends opening of called session of House of Representatives. Members meet in Methodist Church, which is wholly unsuitable. Senate meets in their unfinished chamber in state house. House has 40 Whigs and 51 Democrats, Senate 14 Whigs and 26 Democrats.Alton Telegraph, 28 November 1840.

Tuesday, November 23, 1841.+-

Springfield, IL.

Judge Treat overrules Lamborn's motion, made on 16th and argued Monday, to dissolve injunction in Whitney v. Taylor et al.Record.

Wednesday, November 23, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

Logan & Lincoln appear for defendant in Shoup v. Clark in which jury awards plaintiff $15. They obtain divorce for John Jackson from Maria Jackson; another suit is dismissed on their motion. Judgment for $260.51 is awarded plaintiff, their client, in Robert Irwin & Co. v. Penny. Four other cases are called, in three of which they appear for plaintiff, and Bledsoe and Lincoln in fourth.Record.

Thursday, November 23, 1843.+-

Springfield, IL.

Court hears argument on defendant's demurrer in Todd v. Ware, and considers. Petition to partition land in Vanderen et al. v. Vanderen et al. is granted. Defendant in Runyon v. Dresser fails to comply with rule of court requiring him to answer complainant's bill and is ruled to convey lot to plaintiff. Logan & Lincoln appear for plaintiff in all three cases.Record.

Saturday, November 23, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Antrim Campbell, master-in-chancery, files report in Robert Irwin v. Joshua F. Speed et al. Report is approved in this case, and in Thompson v. Stapleford, and School Commissioners v. Crosby. Logan & Lincoln represent plaintiffs. They obtain leave to amend declaration in People v. Shepherd et al.Record.

Monday, November 23, 1846.+-

Springfield, IL.

In Sangamon Circuit Court, in chancery case of Cooper v. Crosby and Robbins, court denies motion to set aside sale, to which complainant's attorneys, Lincoln & Herndon, except. They also take exception to court's approval of report of sale by master in chancery. Lincoln & Herndon have nine cases continued.Record.

Thursday, November 23, 1848.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln deposits $30 received from client.Irwin Ledger.

Saturday, November 23, 1850.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln & Herndon have two cases in Circuit Court. Thaxton et ux. v. Dunn et al., in which they are attorneys for complainant, is stricken from docket. In Glynn v. Murray et al. they suggest marriage of Margaret Murray, their client, to James M. Hailey. Record.

Wednesday, November 23, 1853.+-

Springfield, IL.

Another busy day in court with 12 Lincoln & Herndon cases on docket. In Branch v. Sangamon County, Illinois, jury finds for plaintiff, their client, and assesses his damages at $140. They lose Martin for use of Martin & Fox v. Stafford, assumpsit, when court finds for plaintiff in amount of $449.35. In Williamson v. Williamson, divorce, their bill is taken for confessed. Record.

Thursday, November 23, 1854.+-

Springfield, IL.

Court day is marked by two trials, one before jury, other before court. In both cases verdict is against Lincoln & Herndon's clients, but jury awards damages of only $12.50, court of $23. Another case—Williams v. Springfield Marine & Fire Insurance Co.—is dismissed, each party paying his own costs. Record.

Friday, November 23, 1855.+-

Springfield, IL.

Two of Lincoln's cases are called, one dismissed, one continued. Record.

Friday, November 23, 1860.+-

Chicago, IL.

Public reception takes up morning. "Until noon, a steady stream of visitors poured in at the Lake street entrance of the Tremont House." Lincoln, Mrs. Lincoln, and Hamlin shake hands with all who pass. After reception Lincoln declines to receive visitors. At 5 he dines with Trumbull and Hamlin. Chicago Tribune, 24 November 1860; N.Y. Herald, 24 November 1860.

Saturday, November 23, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

At 1 p.m., Lincoln and Secretary of State William H. Seward board the steamer Mount Washington, to "visit the flotilla." New York Times, 24 November 1861, 1:1.

In the evening, Hermann the Magician performs at the White House for Lincoln and "family, several members of the Cabinet, and some invited friends." Lincoln's secretary John G. Nicolay marvels at Hermann's ability "to pull Canary birds from a spectator's ear, or Guinea pigs from a lady's" purse. Nicolay is most impressed by Hermann's "masterly feats of mathematical combinations in cards and clairvoyant vision." Nicolay concludes, "One goes from [Hermann's] soirees with faith confirmed and strengthened in the father of lies." New York Times, 24 November 1861, 1:1; Michael Burlingame, ed., With Lincoln in the White House: Letters, Memoranda, and Other Writings of John G. Nicolay, 1860-1865 (Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 2000), 63, 212-213n

Mrs. Lincoln, accompanied by Comdr. Dahlgren and John Hay, goes down Potomac on board steamer Mount Washington as far as Stump Neck. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 27 November 1861, 3:1.

Invites about 100 guests, including Gen. Heintzelman and wife, to White House for evening's entertainment. Journal, 25 November 1861, Samuel P. Heintzelman Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Sunday, November 23, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

President reads collection of newspaper editorials by Henry Ward Beecher criticizing administration of government. Harper, Press, 179.

Monday, November 23, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

President, somewhat despondent over progress of Gen. Grant, takes "heart again" from success of Gen. Thomas in Tennessee. Hay, Letters and Diary.

Accepts resignation of General Robert C. Schenck, to take effect December 20, 1863. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 23 November 1863, 2d ed., 2:1.

Transmits to Sec. Seward contents of two dispatches, to effect that Gen. Burnside thinks he can hold Knoxville. Abraham Lincoln to William H. Seward, 23 November 1863, CW, 7:29.

Tad Lincoln still "quite seriously indisposed" with scarlatina, which he has had for a week. Daily National Republican (Washington, DC), 23 November 1863, 2:5.

[The Battles of Lookout Mountain (November 24, 1863) and Missionary Ridge (November 25, 1863) assure success of Grant's Chattanooga campaign.]

Wednesday, November 23, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

General Ulysses S. Grant and staff in Washington conduct long interviews with President, Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton, and General Henry W. Halleck. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 23 November 1864, 2d ed., 2:4.

Senator Ramsey (Minn.) visits President and secretary of war. "President in fine spirits." LL, No. 1250.