Results 18 entries found

Sunday, April 1, 1860.+-

Chicago, IL.

Lincoln receives $15 by express from Homer, Ill. He does not know who sent it, but suspects "Mr. Patterson to whom I loaned that amount a few weeks ago." Endorsement on an Express Company Envelope, [1 April 1860], CW, 4:35.

Monday, April 2, 1860.+-

Chicago, IL and Waukegan, IL.

Lincoln is in court, but afterwards delivers speech at Waukegan "at the earnest solicitation of citizens of Lake County." Chicago Tribune.

Tuesday, April 3, 1860.+-

Chicago, IL and Evanston, IL.

After court Lincoln visits Evanston as guest of his old friend Julius White, harbormaster and member of Chicago Board of Trade, informally receives at White's home, and is serenaded. ISLA—Files; Joseph S. Currey, Lincoln's Visit to Evanston in 1860 (Evanston, IL: n.p., 1914), 5.

Wednesday, April 4, 1860.+-

Chicago, IL.

Johnston v. Jones & Marsh ends. Jury retires at 1 P.M. and five hours later brings in verdict for defendants, Lincoln's clients. Chicago Tribune, 5 April 1860.

He collects $350 "fee in case of Johnston v. Jones," and signs receipt. Photocopy.

Thursday, April 5, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln returns to Springfield, and deposits $325 in his bank account. Marine Bank Ledger.

Friday, April 6, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln attacks his accumulated correspondence, writing six letters. He tells R. M. Corwine, Ohio delegate to Chicago convention, his opinion of presidential politics in Illinois. Seward would be best for northern part, worst for southern half. Chase is in same situation. Reverse applies to Bates. About his own chances Lincoln feels disqualified to speak. He thanks William Gooding of Lockport, Ill. for his letter, and tells William Hobbs and William Hanna of Bloomington that he prefers a vacation from speech-making. If they insist, he will speak April 10, 1860. He writes family history to Richard V. B. Lincoln of Pennsylvania. He relates circumstances of $200 fee for New York speech to Cornelius McNeill of Middleport [Watseka], Ill., Republican editor who is worried about press gossip that Lincoln "charged" for making speech. He tells John Pickering, Edwards County Republican, where copies of his New York speech can be obtained. Abraham Lincoln to Richard M. Corwine, 6 April 1860, CW, 4:36; Abraham Lincoln to William Gooding, 6 April 1860, CW, 4:36; Abraham Lincoln to William C. Hobbs and William H. Hanna, 6 April 1860, CW, 4:37; Abraham Lincoln to Richard V. B. Lincoln, 6 April 1860, CW, 4:37; Abraham Lincoln to Cornelius F. McNeill, 6 April 1860, CW, 4:38; Abraham Lincoln to John Pickering, 6 April 1860, CW, 4:38-39.

Saturday, April 7, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Elated by Republican victory in recent city election, Lincoln writes Trumbull optimistic letter. He declines invitation of John M. Carson to lecture before Harrison Literary Institute of Chicago. "What time I can spare from my own business this season I shall be compelled to give to politics." He tells F. C. Herbruger that he cannot lecture at Harrison Literary Institute of Philadelphia. "I am not a professional lecturer." He writes Harvey G. Eastman of Poughkeepsie, N.Y. that he is unable to send photograph, but Eastman can "easily get one at New York. While I was there I was taken to one of the places where they get up such things." Abraham Lincoln to Lyman Trumbull, 7 April 1860, CW, 4:40-41; Abraham Lincoln to John M. Carson, 7 April 1860, CW, 4:39; Abraham Lincoln to F. C. Herbruger, 7 April 1860, CW, 4:40; Abraham Lincoln to Harvey G. Eastman, 7 April 1860, CW, 4:39-40.

Monday, April 9, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

[McLean Circuit Court commences second week of spring session.]

Tuesday, April 10, 1860.+-

Bloomington, IL.

Lincoln speaks in Phoenix Hall. "Mr. Lincoln is probably the fairest and most honest political speaker in the country," Pantagraph comments (April 11, 1860). "While he convinces the understanding by arriving at legitimate and unavoidable sequences, he wins the hearts of his hearers by the utmost fairness and good humor." Speech at Bloomington, Illinois, 10 April 1860, CW, 4:41-43; Sherman D. Wakefield, How Lincoln Became President: The Part Played by Bloomington, Illinois, and Certain of Its Citizens in Preparing Him for the Presidency and Securing his Nomination and Election (New York: Wilson-Erickson, 1936), 108-9.

Friday, April 13, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln reaches home at night. Abraham Lincoln to James F. Babcock, 14 April 1860, CW, 4:43-44.

Saturday, April 14, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to Delahay again. "I see by the despaches that . . . Kansas has appointed Delegates and instructed them for Seward. Dont stir them up to anger, but come along to the convention, & I will do as I said about expenses." He writes Solomon Sturges, Chicago banker, that he has not yet determined whether to attend convention, and cannot say whether he can accept his hospitality. Lincoln discusses his presidential chances in letter to James F. Babcock of New Haven, Conn., and lists 11 "confidential friends" working to nominate him. He writes letter of introduction for Dr. Theodore Canisius. Abraham Lincoln to Mark W. Delahay, 14 April 1860, CW, 4:44; Abraham Lincoln to Solomon Sturges, 14 April 1860, CW, 4:44; Abraham Lincoln to James F. Babcock, 14 April 1860, CW, 4:43-44; Abraham Lincoln to Whom It May Concern, 14 April 1860, CW, 4:44-45.

Monday, April 16, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln deposits $100 in Marine & Fire Insurance Co. Marine Bank Ledger.

Saturday, April 21, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

To Hawkins Taylor, supporter who expects to attend Chicago convention, Lincoln writes: "I am glad there is a prospect of your party passing this way to Chicago. Wishing to make your visit here as pleasant as we can, we wish you to notify us as soon as possible, whether you come this way, how many, and when you will arrive." Abraham Lincoln to Hawkins Taylor, 21 April 1860, CW, 4:45.

Sunday, April 22, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln makes $150 loan, at 10 per cent interest, to J. K. and Thomas Lewis of Springfield. Receipt for Notes Left with Robert Irwin for Collection, [9? February 1861], CW, 4:188-89.

Thursday, April 26, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

To "large and intelligent audience" at Cook's Hall, Lincoln repeats his lecture on "Discoveries and Inventions." Illinois State Journal, 28 April 1860.

Friday, April 27, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln annotates defendants' answer in Roberts v. Stuart & Edwards, Sangamon Circuit Court case. Record.

Sunday, April 29, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to U.S. Senator Lyman Trumbull, of Illinois, regarding the upcoming presidential election. Trumbull asked for Lincoln's opinion on the Republicans' chances of carrying Illinois against the Democrats' presumptive nominee U.S. Senator Stephen A. Douglas. Lincoln responds, "I will be entirely frank. The taste is in my mouth a little; and this, no doubt, disqualifies me, to some extent, to form correct opinions." Regarding U.S. Supreme Court Justice John McLean, Edward Bates, of Missouri, and U.S. Senator William H. Seward, of New York, Lincoln writes, "I think McLean is stronger . . . than either S. or B; and I think S. the weakest of the three." Lyman Trumbull to Abraham Lincoln, 24 April 1860, Robert Todd Lincoln Collection of the Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Abraham Lincoln to Lyman Trumbull, 29 April 1860, CW, 4:45-46.

Monday, April 30, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln receives letter from C. M. Allen of Indiana delegation to Chicago convention. Abraham Lincoln to Cyrus M. Allen, 1 May 1860, CW, 4:46-47.

He writes $10 check to "Isaac Sisson." DLC—Original.