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Sunday, August 23, 1840.+-

Waterloo, IL.

"The traveling missionaries, Lincoln and Field, reached Waterloo on Sunday."Register, 4 September 1840.

Monday, August 23, 1841.+-

[Springfield, IL].

Someone purchases $0.56 worth of merchandise from a Springfield store and charges it to Abraham Lincoln's account. Account of Abraham Lincoln (copy), 23 August 1841, Irwin & Corneau Account Book, 252, microfilm, IHi, Springfield, IL.

Tuesday, August 23, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln, John Williams, Robert Irwin, and Benjamin Talbott sign William F. Elkin's bond for $10,000. as sheriff of Sangamon County.Record.

Friday, August 23, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Mrs. Lincoln buys cloth, whalebones, and sewing accessories for $1.19.Irwin Ledger.

[Whig Liberty Pole, 214 feet 6 inches high, which caused tragedy August 3, 1844, is erected.Sangamo Journal, 29 August 1844.]

Wednesday, August 23, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

[Illinois Journal announces that Whig State Committee has appointed "Assistant Taylor Electors for the State at large, with the understanding that they will take the stump, and labor industriously in the cause of 'Old Rough and Ready,' from now until November next." Lincoln is selected from Sangamon County.]

Thursday, August 23, 1849.+-

Springfield, IL.

In Penny v. McHenry et al., Lincoln writes and signs a separate answer for Henry McHenry, one of the respondents in the case. Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Friday, August 23, 1850.+-

Taylorville, IL.

Lincoln files defendants' plea and notice in Woods v. Ketchum et al., case involving trespass of cattle on plaintiff's land and crops. He will prove that defendants' land was fenced and there was no trespass. Lincoln also files plea and notice in Tanner v. Ketchum et al. In Vandeveer v. Whitecraft et al., he joins in demurrer with defendants attorney. Photocopy.

Monday, August 23, 1852.+-

Springfield, IL.

Summer term of Sangamon Circuit Court begins. Judge Davis is absent and Judge T. Lyle Dickey presides. Register, 24 August 1852.

Monday, August 23, 1858.+-

Henry, IL.

Lincoln addresses meeting, having boarded 3 A.M. train at Ottawa. Herndon & Weik (1892 ed.), II, 108; Chicago Tribune, 24 August 1858; Ottawa Republican, 23 August 1858.

He writes Ebenezer Peck of Chicago asking Peck and Judd to meet him at Freeport to discuss question technique Douglas introduced at Ottawa. Photocopy.

Tuesday, August 23, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln's account at Williams & Co. is charged $2.10 for six "French Towels." Pratt, Personal Finances, 149.

Thursday, August 23, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Still uneasy about New York "Herald" article, Lincoln writes Haycraft: "My only object was to assure you that I had not, as represented by the Herald correspondent, charged you with an attempt to inveigle me into Kentucky to do me violence. I believe no such thing of you, or of Kentuckians generally; and I dislike to be represented to them as slandering them in that way." He invites Robert C. Schenck of Ohio to campaign in Illinois. "We really want you." Abraham Lincoln to Samuel Haycraft, [23 August 1860], CW, 4:99; Abraham Lincoln to Robert C. Schenck, 23 August 1860, CW, 4:99-100.

Friday, August 23, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

Cabinet in session. No subject announced. Gantt to Sherman, 22 August 1861, William T. Sherman Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Saturday, August 23, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

Mrs. Gabriel R. Paul urges Lincoln to promote her husband to brigadier general. "She is a saucy woman and I am afraid she will keep tormenting till I may have to do it." Memorandum: Appointment of Gabriel R. Paul, 23 August 1862, CW, 5:390-91.

Gen. Stone applies to President for explanation of his arrest. Committee on Conduct of War, Report (1863), 2:500.

Sunday, August 23, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

Soon after breakfast Lincoln and John Hay return to White House, and Lincoln drafts letter to J. C. Conkling. Hay, Letters and Diary.

Tuesday, August 23, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

At 10 A.M. President thanks 147th Ohio Regiment, commanded by Col. Benjamin F. Rosson, for its services. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 24 August 1864, 2d ed., Extra, 3:1.

Authorizes Sec. Stanton to release J. Howard, Jr., from Fort Lafayette, N.Y. Harper, Press, 302.

Recognizes D. T. Arnaldo Marques as consul of Peru at San Francisco. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 26 August 1864, 2d ed., Extra, 2:3.

Confers with Cong. Fenton (N.Y.) about campaign for governor and Fenton's chances of winning against Gov. Seymour (N.Y.). Rice, 68-70.

At a cabinet meeting, President Lincoln asks each member to sign "the back of a" memorandum. Lincoln does not reveal the contents of the document, which reads,"This morning, as for some days past, it seems exceedingly probable that this Administration will not be re-elected. Then it will be my duty to so co-operate with the President elect, as to save the Union between the election and the inauguration; as he will have secured his election on such ground that he can not possibly save it afterwards." Memorandum Concerning His Probable Failure of Re-election, 23 August 1864, CW, 7:514-15; J. G. Randall and Richard N. Current, Lincoln the President: Last Full Measure (New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1955), 4:215-16; Michael Burlingame and John R. Turner Ettlinger, eds., Inside Lincoln's White House: The Complete Civil War Diary of John Hay (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1997), 247-48.

Lincoln signs order for sale of land in Winnebago Indian reservation. Order for Sale of Land in Winnebago Indian Reservation, 23 August 1864, CW, 7:515-16.