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Sunday, May 27, 1832.+-

Fort Johnson at Ottawa, IL.

Capt. Lincoln's company is mustered out of U.S. service by Nathaniel Buckmaster, Brigade major.John G. Nicolay and John Hay, Abraham Lincoln: A History, 10 vols. (New York: Century, 1890), 1:96.

Lincoln writes muster roll of his company, certifying that remarks on activities of several members are accurate and just.ISLA—Photocopy.

He then enrolls in company of Capt. Elijah Iles for service in 20-day regiment. Muster Rolls, Black Hawk War Collection, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Springfield, IL.

Monday, May 27, 1839.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes and files writ of attachment in Sangamon Circuit Court on behalf of John M. Hurt against Reuben Winters. Hurt swears that Winters owes him $61 for horse, and that Winters has left state, but has property in Sangamon County.Sangamo Journal, 7 June 1839.

Wednesday, May 27, 1840.+-

Decatur, IL.

Lincoln writes and files pleas in Prather & Co. v. Nesbitt & Nesbitt, suit to recover $87.23. He signs "Lincoln p.d."Photocopy.

Friday, May 27, 1842.+-

Charleston, IL.

In the Coles County Circuit Court, Lincoln represents defendants Byrd Monroe and John M. Eastin in Pearson & Anderson v. Monroe & Eastin, a debt case. The court hears the evidence as presented by the parties, takes the matter into consideration, and continues the suit until the next term. Order, 27 May 1842, Court Record 1, 454, Coles County Circuit Court, Coles County Courthouse, Charleston, IL.

Monday, May 27, 1844.+-

Peoria, IL.

Lincoln is one of attorneys in Aquilla Wren v. Clarissa Wren in Peoria Circuit Court. Divorce was granted March 16, 1844, and defendant entered motion for new trial. Lincoln was not connected with case until today. He draws up reasons and affidavits in support of motion.Record.

[Christian Circuit Court convenes for two-day term.]

Tuesday, May 27, 1845.+-

Petersburg, IL.

Lincoln writes and files bill of injunction in Short v. Caldwell. Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Monday, May 27, 1850.+-

Shelbyville, IL.

[Moultrie Circuit Court begins its session at Sullivan.]

Tuesday, May 27, 1851.+-

Shelbyville, IL.

[Mrs. Lincoln buys from John Williams & Co. "7 yds. Cross Barred Swiss @ .37" and small basket, 23¢. Pratt, Personal Finances, 145.]

Thursday, May 27, 1852.+-

Shelbyville, IL.

In the Shelby County Circuit Court, Lincoln represents plaintiff William Reader in the chancery case of Reader v. Williams, a dispute over a land transaction. Reader is suing William H. Williams to obtain the deed to 67.06 acres of land located in Fayette County. Lincoln files a replication for Reader. The attorneys present evidence, question witnesses, and argue their cases before Judge David Davis. Judge Davis rules in favor of Reader. Lincoln writes the judgment, in which Judge Davis orders Williams to convey the deed in question to Reader. Judge Davis swears in a jury to hear the arguments in the slander case of Mitchell et ux. v. Mitchell. Plaintiffs Elijah Mitchell and Missouri Mitchell are suing Lincoln's client, James Mitchell, for making disparaging remarks about Missouri Mitchell. The jury decides in favor of the plaintiffs and awards them $500. Elijah Mitchell and Missouri Mitchell immediately remit $400, and Judge Davis orders the defendant to pay the remaining $100 and all of the court costs which amount to $36.10. In the criminal case of People v. Noland et al., Judge Davis calls a jury to hear the attorneys' arguments. The jury finds eight of the eleven defendants guilty of participating in a riot. Judge Davis imposes fines ranging from $5 to $50 on the guilty defendants. Judge Davis divides the court costs of $58.95 among the eight guilty men, and he requires each man to file a bond to ensure payment of the fines and costs within five months. Replication, 27 May 1852, Reader v. Williams; Judgment, 27 May 1852, Reader v. Williams, both in Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Judgment, 27 May 1852, Mitchell et ux. v. Mitchell, Circuit Court Record D, 351-52; Order, 27 May 1852, People v. Noland et al., Circuit Court Record D, 348-50, both in Shelby County Circuit Court, Shelby County Courthouse, Shelbyville, IL.

Friday, May 27, 1853.+-

Danville, IL.

Vermilion Circuit Court begins its session. Lincoln writes to Kinkead in great indignation over Oldham & Hemingway suit: "I herewith inclose my answer. . . . I ask the Petitioners to be ruled to file a bill of particulars . . . to enable me to absolutely disprove the claim. . . . I know it is for them to prove their claim . . . but I am unwilling to trust the oath of any man, who either made or prompted the oath of the Petition." He writes and swears detailed answer to plaintiffs' petition. Abraham Lincoln to George B. Kinkead, 27 May 1853, CW, 2:194-95; Answer to Petition of Edward Oldham and Thomas Hemingway, 27 May 1853, CW, 2:195-97.

Lincoln has several cases in court; all are dismissed or continued. Record.

Saturday, May 27, 1854.+-

Danville, IL.

Lincoln participates in two jury trials. In first, his client is found guilty of keeping disorderly house and fined $20. In second, jury returns verdict against defendant, whom Lincoln and Lamon represent, and assesses plaintiff's damages at $127.54. Record.

He writes, signs for "Lincoln & Lamon p.d.," and files plea for Joseph B. Lamon, defendant, in S. & G. W. Titus v. Lamon. Photocopy.

Lincoln and Swett examine Hiram Beckwith and George Lawrence for admission to bar and recommend they be licensed. Certificate of Examination for Hiram W. Beckwith and George W. Lawrence, 27 May 1854, CW, 2:218.

Tuesday, May 27, 1856.+-

Danville, IL and Decatur, IL.

Lincoln starts for Bloomington convention, arriving in Decatur by train late in afternoon. There is no train to Bloomington until next day; he puts up at Oglesby House, walks about town with others bound for convention, and recounts his early experiences in Macon County. Henry C. Whitney, Life on the Circuit with Lincoln (Boston: Estes & Lauriat, 1892), 73-75; IBloHi—Trans., III, 91-92.

Wednesday, May 27, 1857.+-

Danville, IL.

Lincoln appears for defendant in Leverick v. Leverick, case in Vermilion Circuit Court in which appointment of conservator is sought. Jury finds defendant insane, and Richard Leverick is appointed conservator. Record.

Thursday, May 27, 1858.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to Washburne again. He is worried about political affairs, which "just now bear a very mixed and incongruous aspect." Local signs indicate reconciliation between Douglas and Buchanan, but rumor from Chicago has it that Douglas will assume Free-Soil ground and assail Buchanan when he returns to Illinois. Abraham Lincoln to Elihu B. Washburne, 27 May 1858, CW, 2:455.

Lincoln writes to Samuel Caldwell, who, on March 17, had written to Lincoln "asking an opportunity to study law in my office." Lincoln replies, "It would afford me pleasure to oblige you; but you perhaps are not aware that I do not keep office in a way that is most suitable for a young man to study law in. I am from home perhaps more than half my time, so that as a preceptor I should be of no value. You will find many better opportunities, here than in my office." Abraham Lincoln to Samuel Caldwell, 27 May 1858, CW, 11:14-15.

Friday, May 27, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

To Samuel W. Fuller of Tazewell County Lincoln writes: "In thinking over the Farni case it seems to me the push by the plaintiffs will be to prove that the bond sued on was, in fact, accepted; and that the injunction was dissolved, not for want of a sufficient bond, but for want of Equity in the Bill. That, I think, is the point for us to guard." Abraham Lincoln to Samuel W. Fuller, 27 May 1859, CW, 3:381.

Monday, May 27, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

President interviews three members of Eagle Artillery of Baltimore (60 men) who offer services of corps to Government. Baltimore Sun, 28 May 1861.

Accepts six additional regiments of volunteers from Indiana. N.Y. Tribune, 28 May 1861.

Postmaster Gen. Blair and Gen. Meigs discuss with President appointment of quartermaster general; Meigs consults with President and Sec. Seward about Fort Pickens, Fla. Carl Schurz calls on President. Extracts from Meigs Diary, John G. Nicolay Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Robert Lincoln at White House, on vacation from Harvard. Baltimore Sun, 31 May 1861.

Lincoln drafts letter for Adjt. Gen. Thomas to sign, authorizing Gen. Harney in Missouri to check every movement against Government "however disguised under the pretended State authority." Lorenzo Thomas to William S. Harney, 27 May 1861, CW, 4:387.

Tuesday, May 27, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

President notifies Gov. Curtin (Pa.) that only troops who volunteer for three years or for duration will be accepted. Philadelphia News, 28 May 1862.

Telegraphs Gen. Fremont: "I see you are at Moorefield. You were expressly ordered to march to Harrisonburg. What does this mean?" Abraham Lincoln to John C. Fremont, 27 May 1862, CW, 5:243.

"Library of the Executive Mansion" orders books from W. F. Richstein: "1 East Lynne $0.50, 1 Castle Wafer $0.50, 1 Earl Herr $0.50, 1 Chemmings $0.50, 1 Heir to Ashley $0.50, 1 Life Secret $0.50." Pratt, Personal Finances, 180.

[It is not possible to specify editions, but titles of these novels by Mrs. Ellen Price Wood are: East Lynne; Castle Wafer, or the Plain Gold Ring; The Earl's Heirs, A Tale of Domestic Life; The Channings. A Domestic Novel of Real Life; The Heir to Ashley; A Life's Secret. A Story of Woman's Revenge.]

Wednesday, May 27, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

President Lincoln writes to General John M. Schofield, whom he named commander of the Department of the Missouri, replacing General Samuel R. Curtis. Lincoln cites Missouri's "factional quarrel" that pits Curtis against Missouri Governor Hamilton R. Gamble. Lincoln explains, "After months of labor to reconcile the difficulty, it seemed to grow worse and worse until I felt it my duty to break it up some how; and as I could not remove Gov. Gamble, I had to remove Gen. Curtis." Lincoln advises, "[E]xercise your own judgment, and do right for the public interest. Let your military measures be strong enough to repel the invader and keep the peace, and not so strong as to unnecessarily harrass and persecute the people. It is a difficult role, and so much greater will be the honor if you perform it well." Abraham Lincoln to John M. Schofield, 27 May 1863, CW, 6:234.

Recognizes Christian Bars as consul of Netherlands for Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire. Washington Star, 29 May 1863.

Telegraphs Gen. Hooker: "Have you Richmond papers of this morning? If so, what news?" Asks Gen. Rosecrans: "Have you anything from Grant? Where is [Gen. Nathan B.] Forrest's [(CSA)] Head Quarters?" Abraham Lincoln to Joseph Hooker, 27 May 1863, CW, 6:233; Abraham Lincoln to William S. Rosecrans, 27 May 1863, CW, 6:233.

Friday, May 27, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

Cong. John F. Driggs (Mich.) sends his son with gentleman and two ladies from Connecticut to shake hands with President. Driggs to Lincoln, 27 May 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Augustus N. Dickens of Chicago, brother of English novelist Charles Dickens, requests President's autograph as keepsake. Dickens to Lincoln, 27 May 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.