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Saturday, June 16, 1832.+-

Fort Wilbourn, IL.

Capt. Iles' company is mustered out by Lt. Robert Anderson. Lincoln re-enlists for 30 days as private in independent spy company under Capt. Jacob M. Early, Springfield preacher and physician who was private in companies of Lincoln and Iles.Elliott, Services of Illinois Soldiers, 174-76.

Spy company is given privileges-camping within lines, freedom from camp duties, and drawing rations as often and as much as they please.George M. Harrison to W. H. Herndon, no date, William H. Herndon Papers, Henry E. Huntington Library, San Marino, CA.

Thursday, June 16, 1836.+-

Albany, IL.

Lincoln draws up plat of Albany, a town three miles west of present city of Lincoln, for John Wright and John Donavan. He lays out public square and seven blocks divided east and west by Meridian Street, and north and south by First, Second, and Third Streets. Each lot is 66' × 124'. Sangamon County Deed Record, Book J, 271; CW, 1:opposite 49.

Saturday, June 16, 1838.+-

Bartell's on Sugar Creek, Sangamon County, IL.

First of four meetings to which all candidates for legislature are invited is held at Bartell's on Sugar Creek, five miles southeast of Springfield. Lincoln probably attends and speaks. Sangamo Journal, 23 June 1838.

Sunday, June 16, 1839.+-

Petersburg, IL.

Lincoln and Benjamin Talbott, trustees of A. G. Herndon, receive from Erastamus J. B. Harrison trust deed for 60 acres of Menard County land as security for $250 loan to run two years at 12 per cent interest.Menard County Deed Record, 25-26.

Tuesday, June 16, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes Jonathan G. Randall of Rushville of loss suffered by Randall's son Richard in Springfield. "The rascally Whigs, through a mistake, took his trunk containing all his clothes off to Chicago, and his heart is almost broken. Make him up some new ones just as you know he needs and make his heart glad."Abraham Lincoln to Jonathan G. Randall, 16 June 1840, CW, 1:210.

Wednesday, June 16, 1841.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln returns to find Springfield wildly hunting for body of Archibald Fisher, who came to town May 31, 1841 with William and Henry Trailor, but disappeared, believed murdered by William, Henry, and Archibald Trailor. Hickox's milldam on Spring Creek was torn down on the 14th and thorough but fruitless search made in brush along creek.Abraham Lincoln to Joshua F. Speed, 19 June 1841, CW, 1:254-58.

Thursday, June 16, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL and Rochester, IL.

Logan & Lincoln represent bankruptcy petitioners in three cases scheduled for a hearing before the U. S. District Court.Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL), 27 May 1842, 3:6.

Lincoln goes with reception committee, composed largely of Democrats, to Rochester, five miles east of Springfield, to meet ex-President Martin Van Buren. Evening is spent in Rochester at home of Mr. Doty. Lincoln's humorous stories entertain Van Buren. Register, 24 January 1842.

Friday, June 16, 1843.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes brief, bill in chancery, and bond for his father-in-law in Todd v. Ware, suit to compel defendant to accept Bank of Illinois money in payment of notes.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Wednesday, June 16, 1847.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln represents defendants in Donaldson v. Reynolds and Walker in U.S. Circuit Court. By agreement plaintiff is ordered to recover $900 debt and one cent damages.Record.

Friday, June 16, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

Bill appropriating money "for certain fortifications" is taken up in Committee of Whole. After amendment it is reported and passed, Lincoln voting aye.Globe; Journal.

Monday, June 16, 1851.+-

Ottawa, IL.

Trial of People ex rel. Stephenson v. Marshall is concluded. Lincoln and Wingate win case when Supreme Court holds action of legislature invalid without sanction of people of counties, declares law unconstitutional, and awards mandamus. Record; 12 Ill. 391.

Wednesday, June 16, 1852.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln files receipt for settlement in Samuel McClurkan & Co. v. Teasdale, decided at spring term. Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Thursday, June 16, 1853.+-

Springfield, IL.

Ten of Lincoln & Herndon's cases come before court. In Foster v. Tripp, appeal, jury finds for plaintiff, their client, in sum of $35. One case is dismissed by agreement, one stricken from docket, another is set for hearing tomorrow, and four continued. Pleas are filed in remaining cases. Record.

Friday, June 16, 1854.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to George B. Kinkead, his attorney at Lexington, Kentucky, anent letter and draft Kinkead recently sent to N. W. Edwards. In answer he writes: "I ran my eye over the contents of your letter, & only have to say you do not seem disposed to compensate yourself very liberally for the separate service you did for me." Abraham Lincoln to George B. Kinkead, 16 June 1854, CW, 2:219-20.

Saturday, June 16, 1855.+-

Springfield, IL.

Robbins et ux. v. Taylor is settled by agreement, judgment for $110 and costs entered against defendant, Lincoln's client. Rusk v. Shoup, appeal from justice of peace, is tried by jury of six, which returns verdict for defendant, whom Lincoln & Herndon represent. Pleas are filed in several other cases. Record.

Wednesday, June 16, 1858.+-

Springfield, IL.

State Republican convention meets in House of Representatives, and unanimously resolves "that Abraham Lincoln is the first and only choice of the Republicans of Illinois for the U.S. Senate." Convention adjourns to meet at 8 P.M. when Lincoln, reading from manuscript, delivers "House Divided" speech. Edwin E. Sparks, ed., The Lincoln-Douglas Debates of 1858 (Springfield, IL: 1908), 22; "A House Divided": Speech at Springfield, Illinois, 16 June 1858, CW, 2:461-69.

Thursday, June 16, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

In U.S. Circuit Court Lincoln files plaintiff's declaration in Pearl v. McKnight et al.—suit brought to collect on two promissory notes for $250 each. Files.

Saturday, June 16, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Correspondent of Trenton (N.J.) Democrat describes Lincoln: "Mr. Lincoln is remaining quietly at home. . . . He occupies, during the large share of his time, the Executive apartments at the State-house, on the second floor, and some days receives hundreds of visitors, while the mails and telegraph put him in communication with a vastly larger number throughout all sections of the country." N.Y. Tribune, 23 June 1860.

Sunday, June 16, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

President Lincoln and Secretary of State William H. Seward visit New York regiments' camps, located north of Washington. A newspaper reports, "The President shook hands with each member of the Cayuga Regiment. I have seen nearly all of our great men . . . go through the 'pump-handle movement,' but there certainly never was a man who could do it with the celerity and abandon of President Lincoln. He goes it with both hands, and hand over hand, very much as a sailor would climb a rope. What is to the satisfaction of all is, that he gives a good honest, hearty shake, as if he meant it." New York Times, 18 June 1861, 8:1; Henry Hall and James Hall, Cayuga in the Field (Syracuse, NY: Truair, Smith, & Company, 1873), 38-39.

Monday, June 16, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

President orders Gen. R. E. Lee's house at Arlington Heights converted into hospital. N.Y. Tribune, 17 June 1862.

Borrows "Stowe's Key to Uncle Tom" from Library of Congress. [Harriet Beecher Stowe, A Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin; Presenting the Original Facts and Documents upon which the Story is Founded. Together with Corroborative Statements Verifying the Work, Boston and Cleveland, 1853.] Borrower's Ledger 1861-63, 114, Archives of the Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

In letter to Gen. Fremont, Lincoln reviews their understandings relative to number of troops for Mountain Dept. He concludes: "I am not demanding of you to do the work of thirtyfive thousand. I am only asking of you to stand cautiously on the defensive, get your force in order, and give such protection as you can to the valley of the Shenandoah, and to Western Virginia." Abraham Lincoln to John C. Fremont, 16 June 1862, CW, 5:273-74.

Acknowledges letter of Gen. Schurz from Mount Jackson, Va., and thinks Schurz in error about superior force of Gen. Jackson and his victory over Gen. Shields. Abraham Lincoln to Carl Schurz, 16 June 1862, CW, 5:274-75.

Tuesday, June 16, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

President interviews district attorney in assault and battery case against John Knowles. Abraham Lincoln to Edward Bates, 16 June 1863, CW, 6:278-79.

Telegraphs Mrs. Lincoln in Philadelphia: "It is a matter of choice with yourself whether you come home. There is no reason why you should not, that did not exist when you went away. As bearing on the question of your coming home, I do not think the raid in Pennsylvania amounts to anything at all." Abraham Lincoln to Mary Todd Lincoln, 16 June 1863, CW, 6:283.

Interviews Gen. Cadwalader regarding assignment to command troops at Philadelphia for present emergency. Abraham Lincoln to Horace Binney, Jr., 16 June 1863, CW, 6:279.

At cabinet meeting Sec. Chase suggests that an attempt be made to capture Richmond, but Lincoln blocks idea. Welles, Diary.

President and Sec. Stanton at War Dept. in evening. Sec. Welles drops in and finds them jubilant over report that no Confederates have reached Carlisle, Pa. Welles, Diary, 17 June 1863.

Telegraphs Gen. Hooker: "Your idea to send your cavalry to this side of the river may be right—probably is; still, it pains me a little that it looks like defensive merely, and seems to abandon the fair chance now presented of breaking the enemy's long and necessarily slim line, stretched now from the Rappahannock to Pennsylvania." Abraham Lincoln to Joseph Hooker, 16 June 1863, CW, 6:280-81.

Sends letter to Hooker by hand of Capt. Ulric Dahlgren regarding lack of confidence Gen. Halleck displays toward Hooker. "You state the case much too strongly. . . . I believe Halleck is dissatisfied with you to this extent only, that he knows that you write and telegraph ('report' as he calls it) to me. . . . I need and must have the professional skill of both, and yet these suspicions tend to deprive me of both. . . . Now, all I ask is that you will be in such mood that we can get into our action the best cordial judgment of yourself and General Halleck, with my poor mite added, if indeed he and you shall think it entitled to any consideration at all." Abraham Lincoln to Joseph Hooker, 16 June 1863, CW, 6:281-82.

Thursday, June 16, 1864.+-

Philadelphia, PA.

Recognizes Joseph Lang as consul of Duchy of Brunswick-Lüneburg at New Orleans. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 21 June 1864, 2d ed., Extra, 2:2.

President and party, accompanied by committee of escort, leave Washington on special train at 7 A.M. for Philadelphia, to attend Great Central Fair in aid of U.S. Sanitary Commission. Webster to Lincoln, 15 June 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; LL, No. 1315.

Stop briefly at Baltimore, MD (9:00 A.M.) and Wilmington, DE (11:00 A.M.); arrive at Philadelphia and Continental Hotel about 11:30 A.M. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 17 June 1864; Daily National Republican (Washington, DC), 16 June 1864, 2d ed., 2:3; LL, No. 1315.

President leaves hotel after lunch and arrives Logan Square fairgrounds at 4:15 P.M. Responds to toast at banquet in main assembly hall of fair: "War, at the best, is terrible, and this war of ours, in its magnitude and in its duration, is one of the most terrible. . . . It has destroyed property, and ruined homes; . . . We accepted this war for an object, a worthy object, and the war will end when the object is attained. . . . I have never been in the habit of making predictions in regard to the war, but I am almost tempted to make one.—If I were to hazard it, it is this: That Grant is this evening, with General Meade and General Hancock, of Pennsylvania, and the brave officers and soldiers with him, in a position from whence he will never be dislodged until Richmond is taken." Speech at Great Central Sanitary Fair, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 16 June 1864, CW, 7:394-96; Evening Star (Washington, DC), 17 June 1864, 3d ed., Extra, 1:6.

General Wallace, Edward Everett, and others speak, following President's address. Several presents, including silver medal from ladies of fair, accepted by Lincoln with words of appreciation. President leaves fair for Union League Club in torchlight procession, without committee assigned to escort him. Speaks briefly at Union League Club in response to welcome by Daniel Dougherty, prominent Philadelphia lawyer and political orator. After reception by members of club, speaks again from front steps. LL, No. 1315; Speech Accepting Medal Presented by Ladies of the Fair, 16 June 1864, CW, 7:396-97.

Near midnight returns to hotel, where crowd insists upon an appearance. Speaks from balcony: "I attended the Fair at Philadelphia to-day in the hope that possibly it might aid something in swelling the contributions for the benefit of the soldiers in the field, . . . I thought I might do this without impropriety. It did not even occur to me that a kind demonstration like this would be made to me. . . . I have really appeared before you now . . . to show to you that I am not wanting in due consideration and respect for you, when you make this kind of demonstration in my honor." LL, No. 1315; Speech at Hotel Continental, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 16 June 1864, CW, 7:398.

Unable to accept invitation to occupy reserved boxes at Arch Street Theatre in evening. Drew to Lincoln, 15 June 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Transmits to Senate further report and papers relative to Mexican affairs. Abraham Lincoln to the Senate, 16 June 1864, CW, 7:394.