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Saturday, March 7, 1835.+-

New Salem, IL.

Under February 21, 1835 order, Sheriff Elkin sells Lincoln's surveying instruments, horse, saddle and bridle for $81. Sale of house and lots is stayed by order of plaintiff, Van Bergen.Photocopy.

Tuesday, March 7, 1837-Wednesday, March 8, 1837.+-

Tuesday, March 7, 1837-Wednesday, March 8, 1837.

Wednesday, March 7, 1838.+-

Springfield, IL.

The court grants Stuart & Lincoln permission to amend their bill of complaint in Hickman v. Braucher et ux., and they file letters of administration in the same case and in Dingman v. Dearing. Stuart & Lincoln file a certificate of publication in Francis v. Mitchell et al. The defendant in Cannon v. Kenney, requests the court to order Stuart & Lincoln's client, the plaintiff, to give security for court costs.Record; Photocopy.

Thursday, March 7, 1839.+-

Springfield, IL.

Stuart & Lincoln have five cases in circuit court. Two are dismissed and one continued. In Darling v. Norred, court orders land divided equally. Treat appears for plaintiff and Stuart & Lincoln for defendant. They get judgment by default for $455.59 on Bailey v. Low.Record.

Saturday, March 7, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

Jury is called in Vaughn v. Ransdell. Lincoln wins case when plaintiff is awarded $245.96 and costs. Walker, defendant's attorney, enters motion for new trial. Lincoln, Strong, and Doremus represent defendant in Crowl v. Lindsay. They win case when judgment of lower court is affirmed.Record.

Lincoln writes affidavit of Stuart & Lincoln's client Isaac Cogdal in Webster & Hickox v. Cogdal; he writes replication in Spear v. Camp.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Sunday, March 7, 1841.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Conkling in letter to Mercy Levering says: "And L. (Lincoln) poor, hapless, simple swain who loved most true but was not loved again—I suppose he will now endeavor to drown his cares among the intricacies and perplexities of the law. No more will the merry peal of laughter ascend high in the air, to greet his listening and delighted ears." Sandburg and Angle, 180.]

Tuesday, March 7, 1843.+-

Springfield, IL.

In letter to John Bennett, Lincoln urges that Menard County Whigs adopt convention plan for nominating candidates and meet and appoint delegates to district convention to be held at Tremont April 5, 1843. Abraham Lincoln to John Bennett, 7 March 1843, CW, 1:318-19.

Thursday, March 7, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes and files, for plaintiff, bill in Johnson v. Wickersham.Photocopy.

Saturday, March 7, 1846.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln votes for William M. Farnsworth, Whig candidate for justice of peace. James W. Keyes receives 262 votes to 162 for Farnsworth. Polling place is court room in new Sangamon County Court House, southeast corner of Sixth and Washington Streets.Election Returns.

Tuesday, March 7, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln votes against two amendments to deficiency appropriations bill and hears discussion of soldiers' bounty lands.Globe.

Wednesday, March 7, 1849.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, (Barton, Life of Lincoln, 1:307) and argues the case of Lewis for use of Longworth v. Lewis. The case originated in the U.S. Circuit Court, District of Illinois in Springfield where the federal district and circuit judges could not agree on a point involving the statute of limitations. Since they could not agree, they certified the question to the U.S. Supreme Court. Transcript of Records, II, Dec. Term 1845, No. 3.

Thursday, March 7, 1850.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln signs, with 54 others, petition to Gov. French asking appointment of William B. Fondey as notary public. Abraham Lincoln to Augustus C. French: Petition for Appointment of William B. Fondey, 7 March 1850, CW, 2:77.

Monday, March 7, 1853.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln buys and charges piece of wallpaper border. Pratt, Personal Finances, 146.

Wednesday, March 7, 1855.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln buys bottle of "Lubins Extract" from his druggist. Pratt, Personal Finances, 151.

Saturday, March 7, 1857.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln deals with Springfield business preparatory to departure on circuit. George T. Brown to R. Yates, 5 March 1857, Richard Yates Papers, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Springfield, IL.

Monday, March 7, 1859.+-

Decatur, IL?

[DeWitt County Circuit Court convenes at Clinton, and Macon County Circuit Court convenes at Decatur. Illinois State Chronicle, Decatur, reports (March 7, 1859), Lincoln in town. Robert buys 11 pounds sugar at Smith's store. Pratt, Personal Finances, 154.]

Wednesday, March 7, 1860.+-

New Haven, CT and Meriden, CT.

Evening special train takes Lincoln and 300 supporters to Meriden. Torchlight procession escorts him to hall, where he speaks for more than two hours. He returns on special train to New Haven, where another procession, headed by Wallingford brass band, escorts him to Babcock's residence. Chicago Tribune, 14 March 1860.

Thursday, March 7, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln rides horseback before breakfast to Soldiers' Home. N.Y. Times, 8 March 1861.

Holds conference with several members of cabinet on supplying Fort Sumter, S.C. No decisions. Welles, Diary; Randall, Lincoln, 1:319.

Diplomatic corps, in national dress, pays official visit. Cabinet members and Mrs. Lincoln present. Lincoln replies to speech by Commander J. C. de Figaniere é Moraô minister from Portugal. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 8 March 1861, 3:2; Baltimore Sun, 8 March 1861; Reply to Diplomatic Corps, 7 March 1861, CW, 4:277.

President discusses selection of marshal for District of Columbia with Sec. Simon Cameron. Interviews Lucius H. Chandler, Virginia politician, on Union sentiment in state. N.Y. Times, 8 March 1861.

Writes note of recommendation for William Johnson, "a colored boy" who has been "with me about twelve months." Abraham Lincoln to Whom It May Concern, 7 March 1861, CW, 4:277.

Friday, March 7, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

Confers with James F. B. Marshall of Massachusetts and Hawaii "on the question of the Honolulu Commissioner." Abraham Lincoln to William H. Seward, 7 March 1862, CW, 5:147.

Consults with Gen. McClellan about his peninsular plan of campaign to capture Richmond. Thomas Harry Williams, Lincoln and the Radicals (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1941), 118.

Visits Fox's residence and in his absence talks half hour with Mrs. Gustavus V. Fox. Fox, Diary, Gist-Blair Family Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Transmits to Senate treaty and papers signed at Paola, Kans., with united tribes of Kaskaskia, Peoria, Piankashaw, and Wea Indians. Abraham Lincoln to the Senate, 7 March 1862, CW, 5:147.

[Irwin withdraws $49.53 from Springfield Marine Bank. Pratt, Personal Finances, 177.]

Saturday, March 7, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

Rear Adm. Dahlgren visits President and finds him nervous and uneasy. Extracts from Dahlgren Diary, John G. Nicolay Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Sen. Wade (Ohio), chairman, Committee on Conduct of War, confers with President at 8 P.M. Abraham Lincoln to Benjamin F. Wade, 7 March 1863, CW, 6:128.

White House public receptions over for season. Saturday afternoon receptions from 1 to 3 P.M. begin. Washington Chronicle, 7 March 1863.

Lincoln asks Sec. Seward to come over "and bring the 'Marque & Reprisal' bill with you." Abraham Lincoln to William H. Seward, 7 March 1863, CW, 6:126.

Directs Sec. Stanton : "Please see Gen. Halleck to-day; and if you can get him half agreed, I agree" to an appointment for Gen. Fremont. Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 7 March 1863, CW, 6:127.

Refers letter of this date to Secs. Stanton and Welles with endorsement: "Submitted to Mars & Neptune." Dix to Lincoln, 7 March 1863, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Monday, March 7, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President issues order establishing starting point of Union Pacific Railroad on western boundary of state of Iowa. Order Designating Starting Point of Union Pacific Railroad, 7 March 1864, CW, 7:228.

Directs that application of French government to import tobacco from insurgent territory be granted. Order in Regard to Export of Tobacco, 7 March 1864, CW, 7:229.

Interviews Gov. Willard P. Hall (Mo.) on status of affairs in Missouri. Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 7 March 1864, CW, 7:230.

Congratulates Queen Victoria on birth of grandson. Abraham Lincoln to Queen Victoria, 7 March 1864, CW, 7:231.

Attends Grover's Theatre for performance of Edwin Booth in The Fool's Revenge. Washington Chronicle, 8 March 1864.

Telegraphs Gen. Butler: "Gen. Meade has Richmond Sentinel, saying that Col. Dahlgren was killed, and ninety of his men captured at King & Queen C. H. When did Kilpatrick's informant last see Col. Dahlgren?" Abraham Lincoln to Benjamin F. Butler, 7 March 1864, CW, 7:226.

Lincoln writes to Congressman John A. J. Creswell, of Maryland, regarding a move to end slavery in that state. Lincoln writes, "I am very anxious for emancipation to be effected . . . I think it probable that my expressions of a preference for gradual over immediate emancipation, are misunderstood. . . . My wish is that all who are for emancipation inanyform, shall co-operate, all treating all respectfully . . . What I have dreaded is the danger that by jealousies, rivalries, and consequent ill-blood . . . the friends of emancipation themselves may divide, and lose the measure altogether." Abraham Lincoln to John A. J. Creswell, 7 March 1864, CW, 7:226-27.

Tuesday, March 7, 1865.+-

Washington, DC.

President interviews Judge Dixon (probably Judge William M. Dickson of Cincinnati) and issues pass to Nashville. Pass for Judge Dixon, 7 March 1865, CW, 8:342.

Spends much time endorsing applications for jobs and issuing orders for persons who own products of insurrectionary states to bring such products within military lines for sale to agents of government. Endorsement Concerning Phillip C. Schuyler, [c. 7 March 1865], CW, 8:338; Order Concerning James Andrews, 7 March 1865, CW, 8:339-40; Order Concerning Mrs. Charlotte Hough, 7 March 1865, CW, 8:340; Order Concerning Samuel H. Jones and John Talbot, 7 March 1865, CW, 8:341; Order Concerning Lucius H. Terry, 7 March 1865, CW, 8:341-42.

Interviews H. de Mareil, editor of French newspaper in New York, and gives him letter to Sec. Welles. Abraham Lincoln to Gideon Welles, 7 March 1865, CW, 8:343.

Senate confirms appointment of Hugh McCullough as Secretary of the Treasury. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 7 March 1865, 2d ed., Extra, 2:6; Daily National Republican (Washington, DC), 7 March 1865, 2d ed., 2:4.

Cabinet meets. Welles, Diary.

President Lincoln writes to Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant and confers upon him a "gold medal" and a "copy" of a "Joint Resolution of Congress, approved December 17, 1863." Lincoln adds, "Please accept, for yourself and all under your command, the renewed expression of my gratitude for your and their arduous and well-performed public service." Abraham Lincoln to Ulysses S. Grant, 7 March 1865, CW, 8:339.

In the evening, President Lincoln arrives late at Grover's Theatre, where a company performs German composer Friedrich von Flotow's opera, Martha. A newspaper reports, "Mrs. Lincoln appeared in a private box quite early, and was afterwards joined by the President whose quiet arrival escaped notice until some moments after his entering the box, when he was greeted with hearty applause." Evening Star (Washington, DC), 7 March 1865, 1:4; 8 March 1865, 3d ed., Extra, 2:1; Daily National Republican (Washington, DC), 8 March 1865, 2d ed., Extra, 2:2.