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Monday, December 4, 1848.+-

En route to Washington, DC.

Lincoln has not arrived in Washington as Thirtieth Congress convenes for its second session.Globe.

Tuesday, December 5, 1848.+-

En route to Washington, DC.

Lincoln is still listed as absentee.Globe.

[Mrs. Lincoln has William Butler, brother-in-law, buy firewood box costing, with drayage, 60ยข.Irwin Ledger.]

Wednesday, December 6, 1848.+-

En route to Washington, DC.

Lincoln is still absent.Globe.

Thursday, December 7, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln arrives at capital and takes seat in House.Globe; National Intelligencer, 8 December 1848.

Friday, December 8, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln replies to letter from Amos Williams of Danville, Illinois: "Herewith I send you a document of 'Information &c' which you can examine; and then if you think fit, to file a caveat, you can send me a description and drawing of your 'invention' or 'improvement' together with $20 in money, and I will file it for you."Abraham Lincoln to Amos Williams, 8 December 1848, CW, 2:14-15.

Monday, December 11, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln is again appointed to Committee on Post Office and Post Roads. His appointment to Committee on Expenditures in War Department stands through 30th Congress. He votes in favor of resolution instructing Committee on Ways and Means to inquire into expediency of reporting tariff bill based on Tariff of 1842. It passes 96-94.Globe.

Tuesday, December 12, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln votes against reconsideration of resolution adopting rules of House. He votes to reconsider vote ordering engrossing of bill prohibiting appropriations from contingent fund except by joint resolution.Globe.

Wednesday, December 13, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln opposes motion to permit Mr. Palfrey to introduce bill, without previous notice, to repeal all acts maintaining slavery in District of Columbia. Motion is defeated 68-89. He votes in favor of resolution instructing Committee on Territories to report bill providing territorial governments for California and New Mexico and excluding slavery. It passes 106-80.Globe.

Monday, December 18, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln votes against reconsideration of vote excluding slavery from New Mexico and California. Motion to reconsider is tabled 105-83. He votes to table bill, introduced by Giddings, for referendum by people of District of Columbia on slavery. It is also tabled, 106-79.Globe.

Wednesday, December 20, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

Washington citizens give complimentary dinner at Coleman's Hotel "to a portion of the two Houses of Congress and one or two other guests." Newspaper report does not give those present, but Lincoln may have attended.National Intelligencer, 25 December 1848.

Thursday, December 21, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln votes against resolution directing Committee on District of Columbia to report bill abolishing slave trade there. Resolution is adopted 98-88. He votes against tabling resolution whereby sale of public lands shall cease and be disposed of to occupants and cultivators at such prices as will indemnify cost of their purchase, management and sale. It is tabled 104-60.Globe.

Friday, December 22, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln receives letter from his father asking for $20 to satisfy judgment.Abraham Lincoln to Thomas Lincoln and John D. Johnston, 24 December 1848, CW, 2:15-17.

Excitement prevails in House in consequence of yesterday's motion regarding slave trade. Southern members plan meeting. [Mrs. Lincoln buys load of firewood, again using William Butler, for $1.75.Irwin Ledger.]

Saturday, December 23, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln is appointed to select committee on erection of marble column at Yorktown to commemorate Cornwallis' surrender.Journal.

Sunday, December 24, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln responds to family members who seek loans. Lincoln's father, Thomas Lincoln, of Charleston, Illinois, requests $20, to "satisfy a judgment." Lincoln complies, but cautions, "Before you pay it, it would be well to be sure you have not paid it." Lincoln denies a request for $80 from his step-brother, John Johnston, and instead offers, "You are not lazy, and still you are an idler. I doubt whether since I saw you, you have done a good whole day's work, in any one day. You do not very much dislike to work; and still you do not work much, merely because it does not seem to you that you could get much for it . . . You are now in need of some ready money; and what I propose is, that you shall go to work, 'tooth and nails' for some body who will give you money . . . Now if you will do this, you will soon be out of debt, and what is better, you will have a habit that will keep you from getting in debt again."Abraham Lincoln to Thomas Lincoln and John D. Johnston, 24 December 1848, CW, 2:15-17.

Monday, December 25, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln writes Joshua Speed about uncollected judgment against Thomas C. Browne in Speed's favor. Speed has said Logan & Lincoln are to blame. Lincoln says they are not, but he would rather lose fee than cause hard feelings. "Nothing of consequence new here, beyond what you see in the papers."Abraham Lincoln to Joshua F. Speed, 25 December 1848, CW, 2:17.

Wednesday, December 27, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

Horace Greeley, in New York Tribune, has attacked mileage claims of members. Resolution is offered directing Committee on Mileage to report abuses and inquire whether Greeley's article amounts to allegation of fraud. Lincoln calls for division of resolution into two, which is ordered. First resolution is adopted without roll call; second passes, 101-43, Lincoln voting nay.Globe.

Tuesday, December 18, 1849.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Frances Stuart Todd, Mary Lincoln's cousin, marries Thomas H. Shelby, a lawyer from Lexington, Kentucky, at the First Presbyterian Church in Springfield.

Thursday, December 28, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln votes against motion to table bill giving Illinois and other western States same amount of public land to aid in constructing roads and canals and improving navigation as was given to Ohio. It is tabled 93-77.Globe.

Friday, December 29, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln votes to terminate debate on bill appropriating $1,000 compensation to legal representatives of deceased owner of slave transported west with Seminole Indians in 1835. Motion is adopted. He then votes to table bill, but motion is defeated. House adjourns until January 2, 1848.Globe.

Saturday, December 30, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

[Mrs. Lincoln draws $30 from Lincoln's account. Robert Irwin credits account with $4.22, balance he owes Lincoln for legal services.Irwin Ledger.]