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Monday, April 15, 1833.+-

Springfield, IL.

Judge Samuel D. Lockwood opens a two-week term of the Sangamon Circuit Court. The court admits Stephen T. Logan and Edward S. Phillips of Springfield to the bar. Lincoln is present as a witness in Close v. Ritter.Record.

Saturday, April 15, 1837.+-

Springfield, IL.

In autobiography prepared for John Locke Scripps in 1860, Lincoln wrote: "In the autumn of 1836 he obtained a law licence, and on April 15, 1837 removed to Springfield, and commenced the practice, his old friend, Stuart taking him into partnership."Autobiography Written for John L. Scripps, [c. June 1860], CW, 4:60-67.

Wednesday, April 15, 1840.+-

Pittsfield, IL.

[Sixth issue of The Old Soldier is published. Old Soldier (Springfield, IL), Issue 6, 15 April 1840.]

Thursday, April 15, 1841.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Tazewell County Circuit Court opens at Tremont, and remains in session until April 23, 1841.]

Friday, April 15, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

In the bankruptcy case of In re Johns, Lincoln and Elliot B. Herndon witness and sign a notice to out-of-town creditors warning them of the upcoming final hearing of Edmund G. Johns's case in the United States District Court on July 9, 1842. Affidavit of Abraham Lincoln, 9 July 1842, In re Johns, in Complete Record, General Bankruptcy Record 2, 565-66, United States District Court of Illinois, RG 21, National Archives, Great Lakes Region, Chicago, IL.

Someone, perhaps Lincoln, purchases $6.75 worth of merchandise from a Springfield store and charges it to Abraham Lincoln's account. Account of Abraham Lincoln (copy), 15 April 1842, Irwin & Corneau Account Book, 252, microfilm, IHi, Springfield, IL.

Saturday, April 15, 1843.+-

Versailles, IL.

James C. Conkling, in letter to his wife from Bloomington on 18th, says he reached Bloomington Monday afternoon, April 17, 1843 and "found Lincoln desperately homesick and turning his head frequently towards the south." Evidently he remains away from Springfield over week end.ISLA—Conkling Mss.

Monday, April 15, 1844.+-

En route to Bloomington, IL?

[McLean County Circuit Court opens three-day term. Lincoln's account is charged $5.25 for merchandise.Irwin Ledger.]

Tuesday, April 15, 1845.+-

Tremont, IL.

Lincoln loses appeal case, Frazer v. Boyle, when judgment of lower court is affirmed. Cromwell and McNaughton v. Baker and County of Tazewell is continued.Record.

Wednesday, April 15, 1846.+-

Tremont, IL.

Stanford and Davis v. Hicks et al. is continued on motion of complainant. Jones represents complainants and Lincoln defendants.Record.

[Lincoln's article describing trial of Trailor brothers for "murder" of Fisher, held in Springfield in June 1841, is published in Quincy Whig.]

Thursday, April 15, 1847.+-

Metamora, IL.

Woodford County Circuit Court begins its session. In Smith v. Strawn, plaintiff is awarded $500 for breach of covenant. Fenn and Lincoln, for defendant, move arrest of judgment. Motion is overruled and appeal to Supreme Court allowed. Lincoln is attorney for defendant in Hadlock v. Jenkins and Jenkins. After hearing testimony, Gridley, for plaintiff, dismisses suit. George Kerr Sr. and J. Randolph Scott, indicted for aiding fugitive slave, win dismissal of charge when Lincoln argues lack of proof that Negro in case was slave. Record.

Saturday, April 15, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

In accordance with request from his wife, Lincoln goes shopping for pair of plaid stockings for his son Eddie. He visits two shops, but one has gone out of business and other does not have the kind Mrs. Lincoln wants. Abraham Lincoln to Mary Todd Lincoln, 16 April 1848, CW, 1:465-66.

Monday, April 15, 1850.+-

Metamora, IL.

[McLean Circuit Court convenes at Bloomington. Election for mayor in Springfield results in tie between J. C. Conkling and John Calhoun. Calhoun wins runoff election April 19, 1850. William H. Herndon is elected clerk and city attorney. Illinois Journal, 16 April 1850, 20 April 1850.]

Tuesday, April 15, 1851.+-

Bloomington, IL.

Lincoln files plaintiff's declaration, and prays injunction in Campbell v. Allin. Injunction is granted and defendant ruled to answer. Record.

Thursday, April 15, 1852.+-

Metamora, IL.

In the Woodford County Circuit Court, State's Attorney David B. Campbell enters a motion of nolle prosequi in the case of People v. Snyder et al. Campbell's motion ends the state's prosecution of Lincoln's clients Isaac Snyder, John Johnson, Aaron Burt, and Dempsey Hawkins, who were indicted for "gaming." In the chancery case of Dressler v. Dressler et al., Lincoln files an answer for the minor heirs of Abraham Dressler: Levi Dressler, Jane Dressler, and Hannah Dressler. Lincoln is the guardian ad litem for the children in the land partition case. In the case of Rogers v. Rogers et al., another chancery case involving the partition of land, Lincoln files a guardian ad litem's answer for minor heirs Susan F. Morton, John W. Morton, Tabitha Ann Morton, Elizabeth Morton, Jeremiah R. Morton, and John A. Halderman. Order, 15 April 1852, People v. Snyder et al., Common Law Record A, 230; Decree, 15 April 1852, Dressler v. Dressler et al., Chancery Record A, 109-10, both in Woodford County Circuit Court, Woodford County Courthouse, Eureka, IL; Guardian Ad Litem's Answer (copy), 15 April 1852, Dressler v. Dressler et al., copy files, IHi, Springfield, IL; Decree, 15 April 1852, Rogers v. Rogers et al., Chancery Record A, 114-16, Woodford County Circuit Court, Woodford County Courthouse, Eureka, IL; Guardian Ad Litem's Answer (copy), filed 15 April 1852, Rogers v. Rogers et al., copy files, IHi, Springfield, IL.

Friday, April 15, 1853.+-

Bloomington, IL.

Lincoln writes and files amendment of defendants' petition in Howser v. Illinois Central RR. Record; Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Wednesday, April 15, 1857.+-

Pekin, IL.

Lincoln draws up agreement between Benjamin S. Prettyman and Thomas Snell settling suits pending in Tazewell Circuit Court. Photocopy.

Monday, April 15, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

President Lincoln issues proclamation calling forth "the militia of the several States of the Union to the aggregate number of seventy-five thousand." National Intelligencer, 15 April 1861; Proclamation Calling Militia and Convening Congress, 15 April 1861, CW, 4:331-33.

Cabinet meets at 10 A.M. and remains in session virtually all day. N.Y. Times, 16 April 1861.

Gen. Scott, Gov. Curtin (Pa.), and Alexander K. McClure, prominent Pennsylvania Republican, attend conference at White House relative to defense of Washington. President remarks that if he were Gen. Pierre G. T. Beauregard (CSA), he would take Washington. Margaret Leech, Reveille in Washington 1860-1865 (New York: Harper, 1941), 56.

Interviews John W. Lawrence, Union mayor of Portsmouth, Va., who urges him to defend naval depot and estimates that over half of citizens of city are loyal. Lawrence to Lincoln, 13 December 1862, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Receives Sen. James Dixon (Conn.), who assures him Connecticut people approve President's course. Dixon to Welles, 16 April 1861, Gideon Welles Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Writes Col. Elmer E. Ellsworth: "I have been, and still am anxious for you to have the best position in the military which can be given you." Abraham Lincoln to Elmer E. Ellsworth, 15 April 1861, CW, 4:333.

Tuesday, April 15, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

President sends to Senate treaty with "Sac and Fox, of the Missouri, and the Iowa tribes, of Indians." Abraham Lincoln to the Senate, 15 April 1862, CW, 5:189.

Uses March salary warrant for $2,083.33 to purchase 1861 treasury notes. Pratt, Personal Finances, 182.

Recommends to Senate passage of resolution extending time for ratification of extradition treaty with Mexico. Abraham Lincoln to the Senate, 15 April 1862, CW, 5:189-90.

Transmits to Senate treaty with Nicaragua as approved June 26, 1860, with amendments proposed by Congress of Nicaragua. Abraham Lincoln to the Senate, 15 April 1862, CW, 5:190-91.

Wednesday, April 15, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

Mayor Wallach (Washington) and committee from school board of Washington confer with President on granting scholarships to service academies to students in public schools of that city. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 16 April 1863, 2d ed., 3:1.

President calls Senator Charles Sumner (Mass.) to White House for conference on resolution regarding slavery that might shape English public opinion in favor of U.S. Government. Resolution on Slavery, [15 April 1863], CW, 6:176-77.

Sends note: "Hon. Sec. of Treasury, please give Louis [Bargdorf, doorkeeper at White House], whom you know, an audience of a few minutes." Abraham Lincoln to Salmon P. Chase, 15 April 1863, CW, 6:175.

Expresses uneasiness over progress of cavalry under General Stoneman: "I do not know that any better can be done, but I greatly fear it is another failure already." Abraham Lincoln to Joseph Hooker, 15 April 1863, CW, 6:175-76.

Friday, April 15, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln sends to Senate supplemental treaty with Chippewa Indians. Abraham Lincoln to the Senate, 15 April 1864, CW, 7:299.

Cabinet meets. Secs. Chase and Stanton and Postmaster Gen. Blair absent. Topics of general interest only. Welles, Diary.

Saturday, April 15, 1865.+-

Washington, DC.

Surgeons maintain constant observation of President through night. About 2 A.M. Vice President pays call. Dawn finds Mrs. Lincoln and Robert still waiting in Petersen's house. James A. Bishop, The Day Lincoln was Shot (New York: Harper, 1955), 268.

Dr. Charles S. Taft at bedside records his observations: President stops breathing "at 7:21 and 55 seconds in the morning of April 15th, and 7:22 and 10 seconds his pulse ceased to beat." Otto Eisenschiml, In the Shadow of Lincoln's Death (New York: Funk, 1940), 351; Henry J. Raymond, The Life and Public Services of Abraham Lincoln . . . Together with his State Papers, including his Speeches, Addresses, Messages, Letters, and Proclamations and the Closing Scenes Connected with his Life and Death (New York: Derby & Miller, 1865), 783-801.

Silence follows and is broken by voice of Sec. Stanton: "Now he belongs to the ages." John G. Nicolay and John Hay, Abraham Lincoln: A History, 10 vols. (New York: Century, 1890), 10:302.