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Monday, March 26, 1832.+-

New Salem, IL.

Lincoln writes and signs, for Denton Offutt, receipt to William Barnett "in full of all due debts and demands up to this date."Receipt to William Barnett, 26 March 1832, CW, 1:9.

Saturday, March 26, 1836.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln inserts in "Sangamo Journal" card on his missing horse. "Any person who will take up said horse, and leave information at the Journal office, or with the subscriber at New-salem, shall be liberally paid for their trouble. A. Lincoln."Advertisement for a Lost Horse, 26 March 1836, CW, 1:47.

In Green v. Purkapile, the court sets the change of venue aside, and the defendant withdraws his pleas. Purkapile admits to slandering Green and causing damages in the amount of $2,000, whereupon Green releases Purkapile from paying the damages. The court orders Purkapile to pay all court costs.Record C, 194.

Monday, March 26, 1838.+-

Springfield, IL.

[John T. Stuart and Stephen A. Douglas debate issues of their campaign for Congress in Jacksonville.Illinois Standard (Jacksonville), 31 March 1838.]

Thursday, March 26, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes Stuart: "In relation to the Kinzie matter, I can say no more than this, that the check was taken from the Bank by you, and on the same day you made a note in our memorandum book, stating you had sent it by mail to Kinzie."Abraham Lincoln to John T. Stuart, 26 March 1840, CW, 1:208.

[At 7:30 P.M. William H. Herndon and Mary J. Maxcy are married.Register, 3 April 1840.]

Friday, March 26, 1841.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln has ten cases in Circuit Court. W. & C. Fellows v. Allen & Stone, Stafford v. Whitney & Whitney, and Rowland, Smith & Co. v. Francis et al., he wins by default. Logan & Lincoln also get three judgments by default. Maxwell v. Allen & Stone, and Neff, Wanton & Co. v. Allen & Stone are dismissed at defendant's cost, Logan & Lincoln for plaintiffs.Record.

Lincoln writes and revises declaration in W. & C. Fellows v. Allen & Stone, and two papers (joinder in demurrer and joinder in plea) in Wilkinson v. Taylor, Breese & Co.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Saturday, March 26, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

Logan & Lincoln represent the petitioners, Leonard S. Sears of Boone County and Henry Smith of Macon County in two bankruptcy cases, In re Sears and In re Smith, scheduled for a hearing before the U. S. District Court. Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL), 25 February 1842, 3:3; 4 March 1842, 3:4.

Someone, perhaps Lincoln, purchases $12.50 worth of merchandise from a Springfield store and charges it to Abraham Lincoln's account. Account of Abraham Lincoln (copy), 26 March 1842, Irwin & Corneau Account Book, 252, microfilm, IHi, Springfield, IL.

Sunday, March 26, 1843.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln replies to letter received yesterday from Martin S. Morris, friend of New Salem days. He explains reason Baker was endorsed for Congress by Sangamon County Whigs. News that Menard County may instruct its district convention delegates for Lincoln is very pleasing and he urges it be done.Abraham Lincoln to Martin S. Morris, 26 March 1843, CW, 1:319-21.

Tuesday, March 26, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Logan & Lincoln appear for plaintiff in five cases. They lose Irwin v. Wilbourn when court affirms decision of lower court. Their petition for partition of land is granted in Carpenter v. Trotter et al. Defendant in Harrison and Sinnard v. Alexander renders full satisfaction of judgment against him. Defendants file their answer in Hay v. Bryan et al.; Schemerhorn and March v. Taylor is dismissed.Record.

Wednesday, March 26, 1845.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln enters plea of not guilty, files affidavit, and enters motion for change of venue to Menard County in People v. Dorman. Court orders change and defendant is placed under $500 bond. Lincoln wins two larceny cases when jury finds defendant not guilty in People v. Owens. In People v. White, prosecution drops case.Record.

Thursday, March 26, 1846.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln appears for his partner in petition of Herndon as administrator of James Bell, to sell real estate. Logan and Lincoln as attorneys for defendant consent to judgment of $100 against their client in City of Springfield v. A. G. Herndon. Court orders injunction dissolved and complainants' bill dismissed in Brown et al. v. Harlan et al.Record.

Friday, March 26, 1847.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln withdraws demurrer filed yesterday and case is tried by court, which later finds for plaintiff in amount of $52.80 damages. Record.

Monday, March 26, 1849.+-

St. Louis, MO.

Lincoln meets Benjamin Bond, who is en route to Washington seeking appointment as marshal. Lincoln writes letter of introduction to Secretary of State Clayton. He writes note to House postmaster asking that letters Bond wrote to Lincoln and Baker at that address be turned over to Bond. Abraham Lincoln to John M. Clayton, 26 March 1849, CW, 2:38; Abraham Lincoln to John M. Johnson, [c. 26 March 1849], CW, 2:38.

Tuesday, March 26, 1850.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes letter to John T. Stuart in Washington, DC. (Letter is not extant, but photostat of envelope, addressed in Lincoln's hand, and name and date written in one corner, is in ISLA—Files.)

Wednesday, March 26, 1851.+-

Springfield, IL.

Logan, Lincoln & Herndon secure injunction restraining defendant in Enyart v. McAtee, from cutting timber. Lincoln & Herndon enter motions in three cases involving dower rights—Porter v. Clinton, Porter v. Fulkerson, Gillett v. Henrietta et ux., in which they are given leave to withdraw deed filed. Record.

Friday, March 26, 1852.+-

Springfield, IL.

Representing E. D. Baker, Lincoln & Herndon secure decree of foreclosure against Moffett and Allen to recover debt of $2,175.56. They lose dower case, win appeal from justice's court and settle fourth case by agreement. Defendant in Johnson v. McMullen moves for new trial. Record.

Saturday, March 26, 1853.+-

Springfield, IL.

By agreement Josiah Francis is appointed receiver in chancery case of Miller & Shepherd v. Lamb et al. Lincoln & Herndon represent defendant. Lincoln & Logan lose assumpsit suit, D. & I. P. Spear v. Humphreys, when jury finds for plaintiff and assesses his damages at $111.71 (see April 2, 1853). Pratt, Personal Finances, 146.

Monday, March 26, 1855.+-

Springfield, IL.

Three of Lincoln & Herndon's four cases before Sangamon Circuit Court are continued. Fourth, trespass suit entitled Eastman v. Payne, is tried by jury. Lincoln & Herndon represent plaintiff, but jury finds for defendant. Record.

Friday, March 26, 1858.+-

Lincoln, IL.

In the Logan County Circuit Court, Judge David Davis continues the case of Hildreth v. Gill. Lincoln and Lionel P. Lacey represent defendant Thomas N. Gill, whom McCarty Hildreth is suing over the sale of 1,231 hogs.Order, 26 March 1858, Hildreth v. Gill, Circuit Court Record 1, 50; Declaration, filed 3 March 1858, Hildreth v. Gill, case file, both in Logan County Circuit Court, Logan County Courthouse, Lincoln, IL.

Saturday, March 26, 1859.+-

Lincoln, IL.

Lincoln writes to William A. Ross, of Washington, Illinois, in response to Ross's proposal to publish a book of the debates between Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas. Lincoln expresses a keen interest in the project and recommends a layout and a title, "Illinois political canvass of 1858." Lincoln suggests that Ross "include the correspondence between Judge Douglas and myself which led to the joint discussions." In the interest of fairness, Lincoln proposes using debate reprints from two different Chicago newspapers, one favorable to Douglas, and the other favorable to Lincoln. William A. Ross to Abraham Lincoln, 18 March 1859, Robert Todd Lincoln Collection of Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Abraham Lincoln to William A. Ross, 26 March 1859, CW, 3:372-74.

In court Lincoln files power of attorney from defendants and confesses judgment against them in Blong v. W. C. Taylor & Co. for $8,428.77, amount of note sued on and interest. Photocopy.

[Robert buys shoes, yard goods, and sewing materials for his mother at Smith's store. Pratt, Personal Finances, 155.]

Monday, March 26, 1860.+-

Chicago, IL.

In court all day, Lincoln also writes to Trumbull about political situation in Connecticut. "It would both please, and help our friends there, if you could be with them in the last days of the fight. Having been there, I know they are proud of you as a son of their own soil, and would be moved to greater exertions by your presence among them. Can you not go? Telegraph them, and go right along." Abraham Lincoln to Lyman Trumbull, 26 March 1860, CW, 4:34.

Tuesday, March 26, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

President replies to Senate resolution of 25th "that at the present moment the publication of it [Fort Sumter dispatches of Maj. Anderson] would be inexpedient." Abraham Lincoln to the United States Senate, 26 March 1861, CW, 4:299.

Cabinet in session nearly whole morning. Baltimore Sun, 27 March 1861.

At night Lincoln meets with Secs. Seward and Welles, and Sens. Harris (N.Y.) and Preston King (N.Y.) at state dept. to discuss appointments. Frederic Bancroft, The Life of William H. Seward, 2 vols. (New York: Harper, 1900), 2:356.

Wednesday, March 26, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

President and cabinet members conduct meeting in Sec. Stanton's office at War Dept. Russell, Diary.

Lincoln directs that commission be appointed to examine debts of War Dept. at Cairo, Ill. DNA—WR RG 107, Off. Sec. War, Letters Received, Box 3, Letter of M. C. Meigs.

Transmits to Congress communication from governor of Nevada Territory requesting private secretary and increase in salaries of Federal officials in Territory. Abraham Lincoln to the Senate and House of Representatives, 26 March 1862, CW, 5:171.

Writes Sec. Stanton: "I understand a requisition has been made by Governor Yates, according to the memorandum at the bottom of this contract, and that the requisition is refused. Will the Secretary of War please tell me why is this?" Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 26 March 1862, CW, 5:172.

[For "box blacking" President's account is charged 50¢. Lutz Account Book.]

Thursday, March 26, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

President Lincoln writes to Tennessee's military governor, Andrew Johnson, and urges him to "rais[e] a negro military force." The move would inspire Unionists because, Lincoln explains, Johnson is an "eminent citizen of a slave-state, and himself a slave-holder." Lincoln adds, "The colored population is the great available and yet unavailed of, force for restoring the Union. The bare sight of fifty thousand armed, and drilled black soldiers on the banks of the Mississippi, would end the rebellion at once." Abraham Lincoln to Andrew Johnson, 26 March 1863, CW, 6:149-50.

Interviews Eli Parker of New York regarding appointment. Abraham Lincoln to Montgomery C. Meigs, 26 March 1863, CW, 6:150.

"The President is in excellent spirits to-day." N.Y. Herald, 27 March 1863.

Mary F. Carpenter visits President. Mary F. Carpenter to Abraham Lincoln, 27 March 1863, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Lincoln shakes hands with Mr. Fowler, old Shaker friend of Secretary of State Seward. William H. Seward to Abraham Lincoln, 26 March 1863, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Saturday, March 26, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President interviews Sec. Welles in morning relative to transferring 12,000 men from Army to Navy. Welles, Diary.

Further defines cases entitled to benefits of December 8, 1863, Amnesty Proclamation. Proclamation About Amnesty, 26 March 1864, CW, 7:269-70.

Discusses Negro enlistment in Kentucky with Gov. Bramlette (Ky.), former Sen. Archibald Dixon (Ky.), and Albert G. Hodges, editor of Frankfort, Ky., "Commonwealth," presented by Atty. Gen. Bates. Bates, Diary.

In afternoon sends for Welles and Asst. Sec. Fox and requests order for transfer of 12,000 men from Army to Navy. Welles, Diary.

[John Nicolay arrives in New York to represent President at conference with Thurlow Weed concerning political conditions and patronage. Nicolay to Lincoln, 30 March 1864, John G. Nicolay Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.]

Sunday, March 26, 1865.+-

General Grant's Headquarters, USS Malvern, and Steamboat River Queen

At 9 A.M. the President telegraphs Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton: "I approve your Fort-Sumpter [commemoration] programme. . . . I am on the boat, and have no later war news than went to you last-night." Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 26 March 1865, CW, 8:375.

President is scheduled to start up James River at 11 A.M. Official Records—Armies 1, XLVI, pt. 3, 173.

After breakfast President goes to General Ulysses S. Grant's headquarters. Schedule is planned for him to watch General Philip H. Sheridan's troops cross river at Harrison's Landing, Va., review naval flotilla, and review General Ord's division near Malvern Hill. Party, including President and Mrs. Lincoln and two sons, General and Mrs. Grant, and General and Mrs. Ord, has lunch on Rear Admiral David D. Porter's flagship, the USS Malvern. Takes barge up the James River at 2:30 P.M. and returns. Goes ashore at Aiken's Landing at 3:30 P.M., for review of General Ord's troops. Mrs. Lincoln, unhappy about prominent place occupied by Mrs. Ord on horseback, scolds President, to embarrassment of many. Daily National Republican (Washington, DC), 28 March 1865, 2d ed., 2:5; U.S.S. Malvern, log book, 26 March 1865, National Archives Building, Washington, DC; John S. Barnes, "With Lincoln", 522-24.

At 6:50 P.M., the River Queen proceeds down the James River. Official Records—Armies 1, XLVI, pt. 3, 169.