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Thursday, September 24, 1835.+-

New Salem, IL.

Lincoln surveys ten-acre lot of timber located about 1½ miles southwest of New Salem. He notes, "Timber land surveyed by A. Lincoln from Wm. Green to M. S. Marsh, 24 Sept. 1835."Privately owned.

Monday, September 24, 1838.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes and files in Sangamon Circuit Court declaration and praecipe for Edward D. Baker, plaintiff, in Baker v. M. O. Reeves & Co. He signs names of Logan and Baker as attorneys for plaintiff. Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

[McLean Circuit Court convenes for three-day term.]

Tuesday, September 24, 1839.+-

Tremont, IL.

Defendant enters plea of not guilty in slander suit of Bell v. Mitchell, in which Stuart, Lincoln, and Frisby represent defendant, Benjamin Mitchell.Record.

Thursday, September 24, 1840.+-

[Tazewell Circuit Court opens for eight-day term.]

Friday, September 24, 1841.+-

Tremont, IL.

[Sunderland v. Piggott in Woodford Circuit Court is dismissed for want of jurisdiction in court below. Lincoln (in absentia) and Jones are for plaintiff and Thomas for defendant.Record.]

Friday, September 24, 1847.+-

Clinton, IL.

Defendant in Bushnell et al. v. Knapp, before court on April 29, 1847, is granted leave to file answer and case is set for hearing at next term. Lincoln is attorney for complainants. Record.

Sunday, September 24, 1848.+-

En route to Springfield, IL.

Lincoln takes Boston and Worcester Railroad to Worcester where he boards Western Railroad, which takes him to State Line. From there he travels over Albany and West Stockbridge Railroad to Albany. From Albany he travels over various roads—now parts of New York Central—to Buffalo, and Niagara Falls. From Buffalo he takes steamer Globe to Detroit.John W. Starr, Lincoln and the Railroads: A Biographical Study (New York: Dodd, Mead, 1927), 52-56.

Monday, September 24, 1849.+-

Pekin, IL.

[A. G. Henry, Springfield, chairman of Whig state executive committee, announces that Lincoln declines governorship of Oregon. ISLA—Files.]

Tuesday, September 24, 1850.+-

Pekin, IL.

Larimore v. Berry, appeal, Lincoln for plaintiff, is tried by jury, which finds for defendant. Lincoln writes and signs defendant's plea in Selak v. Saltonstall. Record; Photocopy.

Wednesday, September 24, 1851.+-

Pekin, IL.

Lincoln writes and files decree of court in Opdycke v. Opdycke & Opdycke. Allegations of complainant's bill are taken as true except that alleging depredations on complainant's timber, which is not proved. Complainant is ordered to sell lands in question and invest proceeds for benefit of defendants. Record.

Friday, September 24, 1852.+-

Metamora, IL.

Lincoln and Peters win action for debt, People for use of Woodford County, Illinois v. Dale, when jury finds for defendant. Plaintiff's motion for new trial is allowed. In Parke v. McMannus, appeal, agreed judgment is entered for plaintiff for $30. Lincoln and Thorpe represent defendant. Gingrich v. Evans et al., trespass, Lincoln for plaintiff, is continued at defendant's cost with leave to file bill of discovery by January 1, 1853. Record.

Lincoln writes plaintiff's affidavit in Hoshor v. Spring & Lewis. Photocopy.

Saturday, September 24, 1853.+-

Bloomington, IL.

[Mrs. Lincoln buys and charges "Opera Flannel" and three collars, two of which cost $3.25 each. Pratt, Personal Finances, 146.]

Monday, September 24, 1855.+-

Cincinnati, OH.

[One day Lincoln spends visiting suburbs of Cincinnati—Walnut Hills, Mount Auburn, Clifton, and Spring Grove Cemetery. He becomes interested in statuary on large estate he visits, and is mortified that he cannot identify one. William M. Dickson, "Abraham Lincoln at Cincinnati," Harper's New Monthly Magazine, 69 (June 1884):62.

In Springfield, estate of Dempsey Tucker pays Lincoln & Herndon $10 for services. Probate File.]

Wednesday, September 24, 1856.+-

Decatur, IL.

Republicans meet during morning in grove near town. Bross of Chicago "Democratic Press," J. C. Vaughn, and John Wentworth speak before dinner, and afterward Trumbull takes stand. "We were compelled to leave him speaking in order to mail this letter. He was to be followed by Mr. Lincoln." Chicago Democratic Press, 27 September 1856.

Lincoln's speech is exhortation to Fillmore men. This concludes outdoor meeting. At candlelight at courthouse Republicans hear Lawrence Weldon of Clinton, recent convert, and Owen Lovejoy. While he speaks, Democrats throw eggs through windows. Illinois State Chronicle, 2 October 1856.

Thursday, September 24, 1857.+-

Chicago, IL.

T. D. Lincoln speaks most of morning, and Judge McLean's charge takes up most of afternoon. Jury retires. At eight o'clock they report that they stand nine to three, and that there is no prospect of agreement. Court dismisses them. Chicago Press, 25 September 1857.

Friday, September 24, 1858.+-

Urbana, IL.

Lincoln is one of the speakers for the evening at an event held at the Evart House in East Urbana. He "occupied about twenty minutes in explaining 'a house divided against itself cannot stand.'" William Bross, one of the owners of the Chicago Daily Press and Tribune, follows Lincoln on the program. Chicago Daily Press and Tribune (IL), 28 September 1858, 2:4.

Saturday, September 24, 1859.+-

Lincoln, IL.

For plaintiff in Day v. Skinner & Turley, Lincoln files bond. Record.

Monday, September 24, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes young relative: "This side of the Rocky Mountains things appear reasonably well for the general result. In opposing David Logan, at the late Congressional election in Oregon, I suppose you did what you thought was right. . . . Still, I am sorry you did not think differently, as I knew David from his childhood, and he studied law in our office when his father and I were partners." He thanks F. E. Spinner of New York for "Bag of books." Abraham Lincoln to John T. Hanks, 24 September 1860, CW, 4:120; Abraham Lincoln to Francis E. Spinner, 24 September 1860, CW, 4:120-21.

Tuesday, September 24, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

At 4 P.M. President and Mrs. Lincoln, Generals McClellan, Mansfield, and McDowell, heads of departments, foreign ministers, and many distinguished personages assemble on plain three miles east of Capitol to witness grand review of artillery and cavalry. New York Times, 25 September 1861; Evening Star (Washington, DC) 25 September 1861, 2:2.

Wednesday, September 24, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

Special cabinet meeting considers expediency of treaties regarding voluntary colonization of Negroes and proper answer to treaty complaints of Cherokees. Official Records—Armies 490-91.

President proclaims that "all Rebels and Insurgents" and their abettors guilty of any disloyal practice are subject to martial law, and all such persons arrested are deprived of benefits of writ of habeas corpus. Proclamation Suspending the Writ of Habeas Corpus, 24 September 1862, CW, 5:436-37.

Prepares letter of introduction for Hon. Edward Everett, orator, statesman, and former senator from Massachusetts. "While I commend him to the consideration of those, whom he may meet, I am quite conscious that he could better introduce me than I him, in Europe." Abraham Lincoln to Whom It May Concern, 24 September 1862, CW, 5:437-38.

Large crowd with band and speeches serenades President in honor of Emancipation Proclamation. Lincoln says: "What I did, I did after very full deliberation, and under a very heavy and solemn sense of responsibility. I can only trust in God I have made no mistake." Evening Star (Washington, DC), 24 September 1862, 2d ed., 2:1, 25 September 1862, 2d ed., 3:1; Randall, Lincoln, 3:12; Reply to Serenade in Honor of Emancipation Proclamation, 24 September 1862, CW, 5:438-39.

Thursday, September 24, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

President issues proclamation opening port of Alexandria, Va. Proclamation Opening the Port of Alexandria, Virginia, 24 September 1863, CW, 6:479.

Writes Mrs. Lincoln at Fifth Avenue Hotel, New York, "a tolerably accurate summing up of the late battle between Rosecrans and Bragg," including death of Gen. Helm. Abraham Lincoln to Mary Lincoln, 24 September 1863, CW, 6:478.

Saturday, September 24, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President telegraphs former Gov. Dennison (Ohio): "Mr. Blair has resigned, and I appoint you Post-Master General. Come on immediately." Abraham Lincoln to William Dennison, 24 September 1864, CW, 8:20.

Notifies Judge Advocate General that wife of Simon Ready, recently tried by military court, "is bothering me." Abraham Lincoln to Joseph Holt, 24 September 1864, CW, 8:22.

Issues order relative to purchase of products in South, as authorized by Congress. Executive Order Relative to the Purchase of Products of Insurrectionary States, 24 September 1864, CW, 8:20-22.

John Hay receives letter from John Nicolay in New York and reads it to President. Lincoln recommends that Nicolay stay around New York a while longer. Hay, Letters and Diary.