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Wednesday, May 23, 1832.+-

En route to Potawatomi Village.

Army marches 12 miles, following Indian trail to small Potawatomi village between the Kishwaukee and its south branch (both streams are sometimes called Sycamore Creek).Elliott, Services of Illinois Soldiers, xvii; Zachary Taylor to Atkinson, 26 May 1832, Black Hawk War Collection, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Springfield, IL.

It is probably on this day that two men who have been out in search of their horses return to camp with the report that body of Indians going north toward Rock River has crossed army's trail. Gov. Reynolds calls council of brigade officers, who decide against pursuing Indians.Zachary Taylor to Atkinson, 26 May 1832, Black Hawk War Collection, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Springfield, IL; John Reynolds, Reynolds' History of Illinois. My Own Times: Embracing also the History of My Life (Chicago: Chicago Historical Society, 1879), 237-39; Whiteside to Atkinson, 27 May 1832, Black Hawk War Collection, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Springfield, IL; William Orr to John York Sawyer, 1 July 1832.

Thursday, May 23, 1833.+-

New Salem, IL.

Lincoln writes, on a printed form, a summons in Alley v. Duncan, a case before justice of peace Bowling Green. Green signs the summons.Photocopy.

Tuesday, May 23, 1837.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes report of three commissioners, George Pasfield, Washington Iles, and John Williams, appointed by county commissioners "To view a road from the Public Square in Springfield to Nathan Hussey's on the Fort Clark [Peoria] road."IHi—Original.

Thursday, May 23, 1839.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes heading of petition of Upper and Lower Lick Creek justices districts, asking county commissioners court, at June term, to combine two districts into one.Photocopy.

Saturday, May 23, 1840.+-

Clinton, IL.

Jury is called in People v. Turner, indicted for murder. Lincoln enters plea of not guilty for Spencer Turner, defendant. His argument brings verdict of not guilty. Lincoln receives 90-day note for $200 for his fee.Record.

Sunday, May 23, 1841.+-

Danville, IL and Charleston, IL?

Lincoln probably makes two-day journey from Danville to Charleston during this week end to attend opening of six-day term of Coles Circuit Court on Monday morning.

Monday, May 23, 1842.+-

Charleston, IL

Judge William Wilson opens the Coles County Circuit Court with approximately 240 cases on the docket. During the six-day term, Lincoln participates in seven of those cases. Orders and Decrees, 23-28 May 1842, Court Record 1, 408-88 passim, Coles County Circuit Court, Coles County Courthouse, Charleston, IL.

Saturday, May 23, 1846.+-

Bath, IL?

Sears v. Baxter, appeal case, comes up in Mason Circuit Court. By consent, judgment is entered for $25.65, amount of note. Appellant is to pay one third of costs, appellee remainder. Lincoln's name appears on docket as attorney for appellant, but his presence is doubtful.Record.

Tuesday, May 23, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

["A remarkably quiet day," records Polk in his Diary. ". . . Congress having adjourned over until Thursday, almost all the members, I learn, have gone to Baltimore to attend the Democratic national convention."]

Thursday, May 23, 1850.+-

Shelbyville, IL.

Lincoln writes and signs plea and reply in Fancher v. Gollogher. In Tenery et ux. v. Sturgeon, he writes and signs motion for arrest of judgment. Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Monday, May 23, 1853.+-

Decatur, IL?

On motion, Post and Lincoln, attorneys for John Hanks, plaintiff, in Hanks v. Hanks, trespass, are given leave to amend their declaration. Record.

[Champaign Circuit Court convenes at Urbana.]

Wednesday, May 23, 1855.+-

Urbana, IL.

Lincoln writes chancery bill in Robinson v. Brown. Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Friday, May 23, 1856.+-

Urbana, IL.

Chiniquy signs note written by Lincoln: "Urbana, May 23- 1856 Due A. Lincoln fifty dollars, for value received- C. Chiniquy." Photocopy.

Monday, May 23, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Robert buys tea at Smith's. Pratt, Personal Finances, 157.

Wednesday, May 23, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to George Ashmun, who presided over the Republican National Convention, and accepts the party's nomination for President of the United States. Lincoln writes, "Imploring the assistance of Divine Providence, and with due regard to the views and feelings of all who were represented in the convention; to the rights of all the states, and territories, and people of the nation; to the inviolability of the constitution, and the perpetual union, harmony, and prosperity of all, I am most happy to co-operate for the practical success of the principles declared by the convention." Abraham Lincoln to George Ashmun, 23 May 1860, CW, 4:52.

Thursday, May 23, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

In afternoon, President and Mrs. Lincoln and many others, including Army Adjutant General Lorenzo Thomas, attend a flag presentation ceremony at Camp Cameron, located near Washington, DC. A newspaper reports that the "patriotic ladies of New York" presented "a beautiful and rich National flag" to the New York Seventh Regiment. "The raising of the flag was of course greeted with deafening huzzas, accompanied by the music of the regimental band to the tune of the Star-Spangled Banner." Evening Star (Washington, D. C.), 24 May 1861, 3:2; The Sun (Baltimore, MD), 24 May 1861, 2:3; National Republican (Washington, DC), 24 May 1861, 3:1.

Friday, May 23, 1862.+-

Fredericksburg, VA and En route.

Gen. McDowell and Col. Herman Haupt, aide-de-camp to McDowell and chief of construction and transportation on military railroads, meet President and party at Aquia Creek, Va., and accompany them in baggage car to McDowell's headquarters on north side of Rappahannock. President reviews various divisions and rides along lines with hat off as men cheer. Leaves headquarters at 9 P.M. Leaves Aquia Creek on return trip at 10 P.M. Extracts from Dahlgren Diary, John G. Nicolay Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Correspondence, typewritten copy prepared by H. H. Chapman, 6, Correspondence of Herman Haupt, Bureau of Railway Economics, Washington, DC; Official Records—Armies 1, XI, pt. 1, 30.

Transmits report on Mexican affairs to House of Representatives. Abraham Lincoln to the House of Representatives, 23 May 1862, CW, 5:230.

Saturday, May 23, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

President in conference at War Dept. with Secs. Stanton and Welles, Asst. Sec. Fox, and Gen. Halleck regarding attack on Charleston. Welles, Diary.

Authorizes Stanton to confer with W. Butler, former state treasurer of Illinois, "and see if something definite can not be done in the case" of state claims against Illinois Central Railroad, and claims of railroad against U.S. Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 23 May 1863, CW, 6:227-28.

Monday, May 23, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President busy with minor appointments and military arrests. Abraham Lincoln to Joseph Holt, 23 May 1864, CW, 7:357; Abraham Lincoln to Joseph Roberts, 23 May 1864, CW, 7:358; Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 23 May 1864, CW, 7:358; Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 23 May 1864, CW, 7:358.