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Friday, July 29, 1836.+-

Spear's Farm, Sangamon County, IL and Springfield, IL.

Candidates halt at farm of Isaac Spear, six miles southeast of Springfield, address voters, and move on to Springfield. Lincoln, passing new home of George Forquer, sees his first lightning rod. Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL), 23 July 1836, 2:1; Osborn A. Oldroyd, ed., The Lincoln Memorial: Album Immortelles (Springfield, IL: Lincoln Publishing, 1890), 143-45.

Wednesday, July 29, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln as guardian ad litem for infant defendants in Rucker v. Early et al. is present when deposition of Peter Rickard is taken. Rickard states that Early, dying, said land described in complainant's bill should be deeded back to Rucker. Rucker, moving to Iowa, had deeded land to Early to hold in trust until prices improved.Record.

Thursday, July 29, 1841.+-

Springfield, IL.

In Circuit Court, Logan & Lincoln, representing plaintiffs, win five suits by default, obtaining total of $965.45 in debt and damages. In Martin v. Tinsley et al. Lincoln writes plea and notice that defendant will try to prove his accounts.Record; Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Lincoln is invited to address Springfield Mechanics Union in evening though no record of his address can be found.Minutes of Union, 8 July 1841.

Friday, July 29, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

Dormody v. Bradford, slander suit wherein defendant is accused of calling plaintiff "damned rogue," is tried. Logan & Lincoln fail to convince Judge Treat of slander. They win Yates v. Payne when they get judgment for $442.40. They agree that Wagoner v. Porter et al. be tried and decided in vacation. One case is continued, three dismissed.Record.

Monday, July 29, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

On last day of term, Logan & Lincoln get judgments for their clients in four chancery cases; fifth case is continued. Record.

Lincoln writes answer of James H. Matheny, guardian ad litem in Charles Broadwell v. Mary Francis et al.Photocopy.

Tuesday, July 29, 1845.+-

Springfield, IL.

Jury awards $100 damages to Logan & Lincoln in suit against John Atchison. Lincoln files affidavit of one complainant and moves case be continued in Brown et al. v. Harlan et al. In Foster v. Hill, appellee enters his appearance and case is continued. Lincoln appears for appellee and Robbins for appellant.Record; Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Wednesday, July 29, 1846.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln and his wife Mary are among the guests in attendance at a gathering held at James C. Conkling's home. David Davis to Sarah W. Davis, David Davis Family Papers, 2 August 1846, folder B-1, IHi, Springfield, IL.

Wednesday, July 29, 1857.+-

New York, NY.

Sending some speeches to Theodore Parker, Herndon writes: "Mr. Lincoln has gone to New York or he would have sent them to you himself." Joseph F. Newton, Lincoln and Herndon (Cedar Rapids, IA: Torch Press, 1910), 123.

In New York, Lincoln writes note, which James Primm signs, Primm promising to pay $200 in 30 days, plus 10 per cent annual interest, for "value received." Photocopy.

Thursday, July 29, 1858.+-

Monticello, IL.

Lincoln and Douglas meet on road about two miles from Monticello. Douglas, having spoken there, is on his way to Bement; Lincoln is going to Monticello. Lincoln has his reply to Douglas's letter accepting his challenge, and asks latter to wait until he compares it with copy, but Douglas refuses. Lincoln proceeds to Monticello, makes speech, and that night sends his reply to Douglas. Edwin E. Sparks, ed., The Lincoln-Douglas Debates of 1858 (Springfield, IL: 1908), 66-68; Abraham Lincoln to Stephen A. Douglas, 29 July 1858, CW, 2:528-30; Speech at Monticello, Illinois, 29 July 1858, CW, 2:527.

Friday, July 29, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to Thomas H. Cory on how to become Republican nominee for Congress. He declines Nathan B. Dodson's invitation to deliver "agricultural address" at Morris, Ill. "This year I must devote to my private business." Abraham Lincoln to Thomas H. Cory, 29 July 1859, CW, 3:395; Abraham Lincoln to Nathan B. Dodson, 29 July 1859, CW, 3:396.

He writes check for $88.70 to I. B. Curran, jeweller, who recently advertised "New and Elegant Stock of Watches." DLC—Original.

Robert buys six chickens at Smith's for 15¢ each. Pratt, Personal Finances, 158.

Sunday, July 29, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln acknowledges speech which James O. Putnam of New York sent him, and compliments him. "And now allow me to name one error. John Adams was not elected over Jefferson by the H.R.; but Jefferson was over Burr. Such is my recollection." Abraham Lincoln to James O. Putnam, 29 July 1860, CW, 4:89.

Monday, July 29, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln receives first of series of letters from Horace Greeley advocating negotiated peace. Lloyd A. Dunlap, "President Lincoln and Editor Greeley," Abraham Lincoln Quarterly 5 (June 1948):100.

Advises Gov. Morgan (N.Y.) to stop three-month enlistment and send 25,000 men for three-year period or duration of war. DNA—WR RG 107, Off. Sec. War, Letters Received, Irregular Books, II, 143.

Receives list of brigadier appointments from Sen. Browning (Ill.). Browning, Diary.

Transmits articles of agreement with Arapaho and Cheyenne Indians to Senate. Abraham Lincoln to Hannibal Hamlin, 29 July 1861, CW, 4:464.

Asks Kentucky delegation in Congress if they will consent to "my friend Jesse Bayles" raising "a Kentucky Regiment." Abraham Lincoln to the Kentucky Delegation in Congress, 29 July 1861, CW, 4:464.

Tuesday, July 29, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

[Irwin deposits $87.50 in Springfield Marine Bank, payment of rent by L. A. Tilton. Pratt, Personal Finances, 165.]

Wednesday, July 29, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln authorizes Gen. Halleck to inform Gen. Meade that government is not "demanding of him to bring on a general engagement with Lee as soon as possible." Abraham Lincoln to Henry W. Halleck, 29 July 1863, CW, 6:354.

Requests sec. of war to consult with general in chief on subject of organizing force to go to western Texas. Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 29 July 1863, CW, 6:354-55.

Deposits July 1862 salary warrant for $2,083.33 in Riggs Bank. Pratt, Personal Finances, 182.

Friday, July 29, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President changes purpose and decides to meet Gen. Grant at Fortress Monroe, at 10 A.M. Sunday, the 31st. Abraham Lincoln to Ulysses S. Grant, 29 July 1864, CW, 7:470.

President Lincoln writes to Anne Williamson, of Edinburgh, Scotland, and thanks her for sending him a woolen wrap. The eighty-one-year-old Williamson wrote, "As one deeply interested in your present struggle, I trust the Lord will bless all your endeavors for the peace of your country and the freedom of the slave." Lincoln writes, "I thank you for that pretty and useful present, but still more for those good wishes to myself and our country which prompted you to present it." Abraham Lincoln to Mrs. Anne Williamson, 29 July 1864, CW, 7:471; New York Daily Tribune, 3 August 1864, 4:5.