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Monday, March 5, 1838.+-

Springfield, IL.

The Sangamon County Circuit Court opens a two-week session with Judge Jesse B. Thomas Jr. presiding. Stuart & Lincoln appear for New Salem storekeeper Samuel Hill in the attachment suit Hill v. McNabb. Under agreement of both parties, the court dismisses the case and orders the defendant to pay all court costs. The defendant confesses judgment in Hickman v. Braucher, and the court awards Stuart & Lincoln's client $481.69 in damages. Representing defendant Joseph Kyle, Stuart & Lincoln request the court to order the plaintiff in Sinnard v. Kyle to provide security for court costs.Record; Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Tuesday, March 5, 1839.+-

Springfield, IL.

Two chancery cases are Stuart & Lincoln's only business in court. They represent complainant in Patterson et al. v. Casey et al., and defendants in Bohannan v. Suter et al. In latter case, petitions, exhibits, and notice of publication are filed and William Butler appointed guardian.Record.

Thursday, March 5, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln, Scammon, and Judd for plaintiff in VanWagenen v. Pearsons get judgment by default for $456.20 and costs. In Carman & Carman v. Glasscock et al., jury awards plaintiff $85 against two defendants. Plaintiff's attorneys, Stuart & Lincoln, take nonsuit as to defendant John Strode; remaining three defendants recover costs.Record.

Friday, March 5, 1841.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes narration and praecipe in Neff, Wanton & Co. v. Allen & Stone, signing "Logan & Lincoln." He also writes bond for costs, and S. T. Logan signs.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

[John T. Stuart writes to Daniel Webster, secretary of state, recommending Lincoln to be chargé d' affaires at Bogota. "Stuart was evidently trying to secure a change of climate for his law partner, Lincoln, who, after the fiasco of his broken-off marriage toMary Todd was in a mood of profound depression."Claude M. Fuess, Daniel Webster, 2 vols. (Boston: Little, Brown, 1930), 2:94.]

Saturday, March 5, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

Logan & Lincoln appear on behalf of Sangamon County residents Joseph Crowl, John Hammer, and Joseph Torrey, petitioners for bankruptcy before Judge Pope in the U.S. District Court. In re Crowl, In re Hammer, and In re Torrey are the first of approximately 50 cases Logan & Lincoln handle in "bankrupt court" during the year.Record; Register, 18 February 1842.

Wednesday, March 5, 1845.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln buys half-pound of gunpowder tea, 75¢.Irwin Ledger and Journal.

Thursday, March 5, 1846.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes bill of divorce in Wilson v. Wilson, for Lincoln & Herndon.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Friday, March 5, 1847.+-

Springfield, IL.

In Early v. Bradford et al. Lincoln writes and signs petition for dower. Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Monday, March 5, 1849.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln attends inauguration of President Taylor. In evening he, Washburne "and a small number of mutual friends" attend Inaugural Ball. "We did not take our departure until three or four o'clock in the morning. When we went to the cloak and hat room, Mr. Lincoln . . . was unable to find his hat . . . and after an hour . . . started off bareheaded for his lodgings." Rice, 19-20.

Tuesday, March 5, 1850.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes, signs, and files declaration and praecipe in Lincoln & Herndon v. Moffett, a Sangamon County Circuit Court case. He writes a praecipe in Nave for use of Matheny v. McCormack, in which he represents the plaintiff Levi Nave. Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Wednesday, March 5, 1851.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln receives another letter from William Martin. Abraham Lincoln to William Martin, 6 March 1851, CW, 2:102-3.

Friday, March 5, 1852.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln receives letter from William Fithian of Vermilion County, and two drafts by Fithian on M. Mobley. When paid, drafts will defray judgment Lincoln won for Fithian August 29, 1849. Photocopy.

Monday, March 5, 1855.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln pays his carriage maker $43.75 cash on account. Obed Lewis Account Books.

He does paper work in three Sangamon Circuit Court cases: petition to execute deeds in Mary L. Welles et al. v. John Hofferkemp et al.; bill in chancery in Matheny v. Mary L. Welles et al.; bill in Plunkett v. Gaines and Cartwright. Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Photocopy.

Saturday, March 5, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

A group of Republicans meet in Lincoln & Herdon's law office and nominate G. B. Simonds for fourth ward alderman. Daily Illinois State Register (Springfield), 8 March 1859, 3:1.

Monday, March 5, 1860.+-

Hartford, CT.

Lincoln, introduced by Gov. Buckingham, speaks in evening at City Hall. He closes with strong appeal: "Let us not be slandered from our duties, or intimidated from preserving our dignity and our rights by any menace; but let us have faith that Right, Eternal Right makes might, and as we understand our duty, so do it!" He is escorted to his hotel by original "Wide Awake" Club. Percy C. Eggleston, Lincoln in New England (New York: Steward, Warren & Co., 1922), 13-15; Speech at Hartford, Connecticut, 5 March 1860, CW, 4:2-13.

Tuesday, March 5, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

Senate committee announces to President that Senate is ready to receive communications. Senate Journal, 409.

Lincoln sends nominations for cabinet positions to extra session of Senate by private secretary, John G. Nicolay. Allan Nevins, The Emergence of Lincoln, 2 vols. (New York: Scribner, 1950), 2:455; Harlan H. Horner, Lincoln and Greeley (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1953), 212.

Receives letter from Secretary of State William H. Seward who decides to remain in cabinet. Barton, Life of Lincoln, 2:8.

Several state delegations, including Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Illinois, and Michigan, call upon Lincoln. President replies to Massachusetts group: "As President, in the administration of the Government, I hope to be man enough not to know one citizen of the United States from another, nor one section from another." Evening Star (Washington, DC), 6 March 1861, 3:1-2, 4; Baltimore Sun, 6 March 1861; Reply to Massachusetts Delegation, 5 March 1861, CW, 4:274-75; CW, 8:467.

President Lincoln receives a letter from former Secretary of War Joseph Holt, who briefs Lincoln on the situation at Ft. Sumter, located near Charleston, South Carolina. Major Robert Anderson commands the fort and reported to Holt about the growing presence of Confederate forces. Holt informs Lincoln that "an expedition has been quietly prepared, and is ready to sail from New York on a few hours notice, for transporting troops and supplies." Lincoln forwards Holt's letter to Commanding General of the U.S. Army Winfield Scott, who quickly responds, "Evacuation seems almost inevitable." Joseph Holt and Winfield Scott to Abraham Lincoln, 5 March 1861, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Abraham Lincoln to Winfield Scott, 9 March 1861, CW, 4:279.

[See March 4, 1861.] President's son, Robert, returns to Harvard College. Horace Greeley and Sen. James W. Grimes (Iowa) have interview with Lincoln on questions of internal policy. President confers at late hour with Seward. N.Y. Times, 6 March 1861.

Asks Sec. Simon Cameron to appoint "my friend, E. Elmer Ellsworth" to post in War Dept. Abraham Lincoln to Simon Cameron, 5 March 1861, CW, 4:273.

Wednesday, March 5, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

President summons cabinet to meet at 7 P.M. Probably discusses compensated emancipation. Abraham Lincoln to William H. Seward, 5 March 1862, CW, 5:144.

Receives and deposits in Riggs Bank February salary warrant for $2,083.34. Pratt, Personal Finances, 182.

Thursday, March 5, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln forwards $868, to U.S. Treasurer Francis E. Spinner. Lincoln received the money together with a letter from an anonymous writer, of Brooklyn, New York. The writer explained, "I came by [the money] in a dishonest manner . . . Being tempted, in an unguarded moment I consented to take it being very much in want of money but thanks be to my Saviour I was led by the influences of the Holy Spirit to see my great sin and to return it to you as the representative of the United States." Anonymous. "Candide Secure" to Abraham Lincoln, 2 March 1863, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Receipt from Francis E. Spinner, 5 March 1863, CW, 6:125.

Senate committee announces to President that Senate is ready to receive communications. Senate Journal, 449. Sec.

Welles spends most of evening until 11 P.M. in President's room. Welles, Diary.

Lincoln receives February salary warrant for $2,022.34. Pratt, Personal Finances, 182.

Saturday, March 5, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President proclaims ratification of treaty with Great Britain settling claims of Hudson's Bay and Puget's Sound Agricultural Companies. Washington Chronicle, 11 March 1864.

Receives February salary warrant for $2,022.34. Pratt, Personal Finances, 183.

Mrs. Lincoln holds Saturday afternoon reception. Washington National Republican, 5 March 1864.

Sunday, March 5, 1865.+-

Washington, DC.

In morning President and Mrs. Lincoln attend religious service at Capitol and hear sermon by Bishop Simpson. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 6 March 1865, 2d ed., 3:1.

President comments on sun breaking through clouds as he took oath of office yesterday. Brooks, Washington, 74.

Interviews Comptroller of Currency McCulloch and asks him to take post of secretary of treasury. Hugh McCulloch, Men and Measures of Half a Century: Sketches and Comments (New York: Scribner, 1888), 193.

Confers again with Thurlow Weed regarding vacancy in Treasury Dept. Thurlow W. Barnes, ed., Life of Thurlow Weed including his Autobiography and a Memoir, 2 vols. (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1884), 1:622.

Invites Cong. Colfax (Ind.) to accompany family to Inaugural Ball. Abraham Lincoln to Schuyler Colfax, 5 March 1865, CW, 8:334.