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Thursday, June 17, 1830.+-

Macon County, IL.

Tradition has Lincoln attending wedding of Mary (Polly) Warnick to Joseph Stevens, one of nine weddings in Macon County this year.Edwin D. Davis, "The Hanks Family in Macon County, Illinois," Illinois State Historical Society, Papers in Illinois History 46 (1939):89, 95.

Sunday, June 17, 1832.+-

Fort Wilbourn, IL.

Gen. Atkinson issues order against vending ardent spirits to Illinois volunteers.Atkinson Order Book, Black Hawk War Collection, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Springfield, IL.

Saturday, June 17, 1837.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes, swears, and files the affidavit of Abner Y. Ellis, the plaintiff in Ellis v. Smith, an attachment case in the Sangamon County Circuit Court.Record Book A; Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Monday, June 17, 1839.+-

Petersburg, IL.

Menard Circuit Court meets for first time. Second case on docket, suit for $200 damages of Summers v. Sears, is dismissed on motion of Stuart & Lincoln, attorneys for plaintiff, Levi Summers.Record.

Wednesday, June 17, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln draws agreement between Reuben Radford and James F. Reed regarding division of $1000 involved in lawsuit of Roberts for use of McConnel, Ormsbee & Co. v. Radford. Lincoln receives $50 attorney fees from John Hogan, former commissioner of Board of Public Works.Photocopy.

Thursday, June 17, 1841.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Mary Todd writes her friend Mercy Levering that Lincoln "deems me unworthy of notice, as I have not met him in the gay world for months. . . . I would that the case were different, that he would once more resume his station in Society."Sandburg and Angle, 184.]

Friday, June 17, 1842.+-

Rochester, IL and Springfield, IL.

Lincoln accompanies Van Buren to Springfield. Sangamon Guards, commanded by E. D. Baker, meet party mile east of town. Springfield Artillery fires salute of 13 guns and Mayor Campbell gives address of welcome at state house. Van Buren replies, and attends reception. Party in his honor is given in evening at American House.Register, 24 January 1842.

Saturday, June 17, 1843.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln draws up motion to amend his return on execution in case of Gould et al. v. Allen in Sangamon Circuit Court.Photocopy.

Monday, June 17, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln has buggy trimmed by Obed Lewis carriage shop, costing $10 for material and labor. He may have used buggy for journey to Peoria Whig rally. Illinois River is in flood, suggesting that Mary Lincoln recommended another form of transportation than river steamer.Obed Lewis Account Books; Spirit of the Times, 22 April 1848, Mill Boy (St. Louis), 22 June 1844; William Sewall, Diary of William Sewall, 1797-1846 (Lincoln, IL: Gordon & Fledman, 1930), 267.

[Wren v. Wren comes up for hearing in Circuit Court at Peoria on bill, answer, replication, and verdict of jury. Court grants divorce and continues application of defendant for alimony.Record.]

Thursday, June 17, 1847.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln & Herndon win U.S. Circuit Court case of Thomas C. Rockwell & Co. v. Bradford & Brother, getting $4,100 judgment for plaintiff. [Nine years later, Lincoln wonders if judgment was paid. Abraham Lincoln to Joseph Gillespie, 2 August 1856, CW, 2:357.]

Saturday, June 17, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln is present as House devotes day to private bills.Journal.

Friday, June 17, 1853.+-

Springfield, IL.

In Gilman et al. v. Hamilton et al. court sustains Lincoln and Smith's motion to open depositions. Bryan v. Bates, assumpsit, is dismissed by Lincoln & Herndon for plaintiff. Webster, Marsh & Co., v. Cobb & Watson is dismissed by agreement, Lincoln & Herndon for defendant. In Duffy v. Clark, assumpsit, Lincoln & Herndon enter nonsuit. Pleas are filed in fifth case. Record.

Lincoln writes to David A. Smith, reporting depositions received from New York for Gilman et al. v. Hamilton et al.

Lincoln is so busy he has not had time to read them. Abraham Lincoln to David A. Smith, 17 June 1853, CW, 2:198.

Tuesday, June 17, 1856.+-

Urbana, IL.

Special term of Champaign Circuit Court convenes at Urbana. Lincoln is present for entire term. Henry C. Whitney, Life on the Circuit with Lincoln (Boston: Estes & Lauriat, 1892), 78-81.

[Robert collects pair garters at John Williams' store, and Lincoln's account is charged $2.25. Pratt, Personal Finances, 148.]

Friday, June 17, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

In the U.S. Circuit Court case of Lee, Murphy & Avery v. Adams, Lincoln files a declaration for the plaintiffs, of New York. Illinois resident Joseph H. Adams purchased $3,461.32, worth of goods, including fur hats, gloves, and capes from the plaintiffs. The plaintiffs are suing Adams, who "although often requested so to do . . . has not as yet paid the said sum of money, or any part thereof, but so to do has hitherto wholly neglected and refused, and still does neglect and refuse [to pay]." The plaintiffs seek $5,000, in damages. Declaration, filed 17 June 1859, Lee, Murphy, & Avery v. Adams, case file 717, Record Group 21, National Archives and Records Administration, Great Lakes Region, Chicago, IL.

In two other cases, Rice v. Wing, and Whiting v. Mudge, Lincoln, Logan, and Gillespie enter motion for rule on plaintiffs to join in demurrer by June 21, 1859. Files; Record.

Robert buys 11 pounds of sugar at Smith's. Pratt, Personal Finances, 157.

Sunday, June 17, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes Washburne that he will be home all summer, and hopes to see him. Abraham Lincoln to Elihu B. Washburne, 17 June 1860, CW, 4:77.

Monday, June 17, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln, with concurrence of Sec. Cameron, approves acceptance of three-year service regiments from Indiana and Ohio. Abraham Lincoln to Simon Cameron, 17 June 1861, CW, 4:410; Abraham Lincoln to Simon Cameron, 17 June 1861, CW, 4:410-11.

President Lincoln spends part of the day attending military functions. A newspaper reports, "The Pennsylvania 4th [Regiment] came in from camp this afternoon, and marched up to the White House, where they were reviewed by the President." Another paper reports that Lincoln and the Secretary of War Simon Cameron look on as General Irvin McDowell's wife Helen "and one or two other ladies," donate cloths fashioned to provide sun protection to the soldiers of "Companies I, B and G, [with the] Second Cavalry." New York Daily Tribune, 18 June 1861, 4:6; The New York Times, 20 June 1861, 8:1.

Asks Cameron to furnish "Navy-revolvers and Sabre" so that Mrs. Lincoln may send them to John Fry of Boyle County, Ky., "an acquaintance of hers, and a good & brave man." Abraham Lincoln to Simon Cameron, 17 June 1861, CW, 4:410.

Approves payment of bill for $7,500 to Wm. H. Carryl and brother for purchases made by Mrs. Lincoln. DNA—RG 217, General Accounting Office, 140-775.

[See May 29, 1861, June 15, 1861.]

Tuesday, June 17, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

President communicates with House of Representatives regarding reorganization of Medical Dept. of Army. Abraham Lincoln to the House of Representatives, 17 June 1862, CW, 5:275.

President Lincoln issues a proclamation announcing a "Special Treaty between the United States of America and his Majesty the King of Hanover." The agreement eliminates the "tolls" that the Hanover government imposes on American cargo ships. Daily National Intelligencer (Washington, DC), 19 June 1862, 2:4.

Wednesday, June 17, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

President abstains from recommending Israel D. Andrews, former agent of U.S., for public employment. Memorandum about Israel D. Andrews, 17 June 1863, CW, 6:284-85.

President Lincoln receives foreign minister Henry Segur, of San Salvador. Segur expresses "sympathy felt by the President of Salvador for the cause of the American Union." A newspaper reports, "President Lincoln replied by saying he hoped the Minister's residence here would be agreeable, and his mission satisfactory, and said he was not uninformed of the devotion of Salvador to the principles of republicanism and the interests of civilization." Evening Star (Washington, DC), 18 June 1863, 2:4-5.

Replies to Gen. Hooker: "Mr. Eckert, Superintendent in the Telegraph Office, assures me that he has sent, and will send you everything, that comes to the office." Abraham Lincoln to Joseph Hooker, 17 June 1863, CW, 6:284.

Friday, June 17, 1864.+-

Philadelphia, PA and Washington, DC.

President and party depart Philadelphia 8 A.M. in special train for Washington. LL, No. 1315.

John Hay returns from St. Louis and reports to President on interview with Gen. Rosecrans. Dennett, Hay Diaries and Letters, 187.

Lincoln replies to request of Sen. Trumbull (Ill.) for information on reorganization of state government in Arkansas, that copies of documentation have been furnished Cong. Henry L. Dawes (Mass.). Abraham Lincoln to Lyman Trumbull, 17 June 1864, CW, 7:398-99.