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Monday, September 19, 1836.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Macon County Circuit Court opens three-day session, Judge Stephen T. Logan presiding. Record.]

Wednesday, September 19, 1838.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes and files praecipe in Judy v. Manary & Cassity in Sangamon Circuit Court. Douglas represents defendants.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

[In Macon County case of Fellows v. Snyder et al. he writes, signs, and files, evidently by mail, second declaration.Photocopy.]

Saturday, September 19, 1840.+-

Marshall, IL; Casey, IL.

[According to tradition, Lincoln speaks in Marshall in afternoon and Casey in evening about this date in September. ISLA—George W. Smith to H. E. Pratt, 5 September 1939.]

Monday, September 19, 1842.+-

Tremont, IL and Springfield, IL.

Lincoln refuses to accept Shields's reply to his note until Shields withdraws his first note. Gen. Whiteside, Shields's second, and Dr. E. H. Merryman, Lincoln's second, fail to arrive at amicable settlement and duel is proposed. Lincoln, Whiteside, and Merryman return to Springfield. Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL), 14 October 1842.

Tuesday, September 19, 1848.+-

Chelsea, MA.

"The Whigs of Chelsea last night held one of those meetings which do good to the inner man. The Hon. Abraham Lincoln made a speech, which for aptness of illustration, solidity of argument, and genuine eloquence, is hard to beat."Boston Atlas, 20 September 1848.

Thursday, September 19, 1850.+-

Pekin, IL.

Lincoln is appointed guardian ad litem for infant defendants in Prickett v. Opdycke et al., petition to sell real estate. In Ely v. Kirk, appeal, Lincoln and Parker, for defendant, move to dismiss suit for want of jurisdiction, but motion is overruled. Lincoln writes and files order of court ordering partition of lands in Prickett v. Opdycke et al.Record; Photocopy.

Friday, September 19, 1851.+-

Pekin, IL.

Lincoln, signing "Holmes, James & Lincoln," files replication to another plea in Atchison for use of Allen v. Pekin, Illinois. Issue is joined, jury fails to agree and is discharged. Lincoln also writes and files replication in Hamilton v. Pekin, Illinois. Both cases are actions for debt. Record; Photocopy.

Monday, September 19, 1853.+-

Bloomington, IL.

In Buck v. Allin, debt, Lincoln moves for continuance on ground of plaintiff's failure to file copy of instrument sued on within time required by statute. His motion is allowed. Record.

Wednesday, September 19, 1855.+-

Cincinnati, OH.

Lincoln writes to James F. Joy of Illinois Central Railroad, who has responded to Lincoln's September 14, 1855 draft on company as though he never heard of Lincoln. Joy telegraphed Lincoln on 17th, who received it at railroad depot. "I ran to the Telegraph office and answered briefly, and was near being left by the cars." He recapitulates his railroad services. "The charge I made was very reasonable." Abraham Lincoln to James F. Joy, 19 September 1855, CW, 2:326.

Friday, September 19, 1856.+-

Lawrenceville, IL.

Lincoln has promised to speak today if he can possibly get there, and doubtless does since he speaks at Olney next day. Abraham Lincoln to Jesse K. Dubois, 19 August 1856, CW, 2:360; Speech at Olney, Illinois, 20 September 1856, CW, 2:376.

Saturday, September 19, 1857.+-

Chicago, IL.

T. D. Lincoln objects when Judd offers in evidence comparative statement of business done on railroad and river. T. D. Lincoln, Knox, A. Lincoln, and Wead argue question. McLean decides that no evidence of this kind can be offered to impair right of navigating river. Plaintiffs offer rebutting testimony. Chicago Press, 21 September 1857.

Sunday, September 19, 1858.+-

Charleston, IL.

Lincoln visits Coles County relatives and friends, spending night with A. H. Chapman, son-in-law of Dennis Hanks. Charles H. Coleman, Abraham Lincoln and Coles County, Illinois (New Brunswick, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1955), 185-86.

Monday, September 19, 1859.+-

Indianapolis, IN.

The Lincolns leave Cincinnati at 10:30 and arrive at Indianapolis in afternoon. They take rooms at American House. Lincoln addresses evening meeting at Masonic Hall. Indianapolis Journal, 20 September 1859; Indianapolis Atlas, 20 September 1859; Speech at Indianapolis, Indiana, 19 September 1859, CW, 3:463-70.

Thursday, September 19, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

President interviews James Baker regarding discharge of son under 18 from 2d Michigan Infantry. Abraham Lincoln to Winfield Scott, 19 September 1861, CW, 4:529.

At request of Sec. Seward holds conference with Col. Isaac M. Tucker, 2d New Jersey Regiment Volunteers. Seward to Lincoln, 19 September 1861, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

In long cabinet meeting, Postmaster General Montgomery Blair reports to President about arrest of Colonel Frank Blair in St. Louis for criticizing General John C. Fremont's policy. Blair to Fremont, 20 September 1861, Gist-Blair Family Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Evening Star (Washington, DC), 20 September 1861, 2:2.

Mrs. Lincoln has few friends, including General and Mrs. Samuel P. Heintzelman, at White House for evening party. Journal, Samuel P. Heintzelman Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Friday, September 19, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

Cabinet meeting on topic of military successes. Blair to McClellan, 19 September 1862, George B. McClellan Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Sec. Chase calls on President and hands him letters of former Cong. Robert Dale Owen (Ind.), abolitionist, social reformer, and diplomat, on subject of emancipation. Official Records—Armies 481.

President orders secretary of interior to turn over to secretary of war U.S. Penitentiary in District of Columbia for use as arsenal. Abraham Lincoln to Caleb B. Smith, 19 September 1862, CW, 5:429-30.

Saturday, September 19, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

President sends word to Gen. Banks that Gen. A. J. Hamilton will act as military governor in Texas. Abraham Lincoln to Nathaniel P. Banks, 19 September 1863, CW, 6:465-66.

Authorizes Gov. Johnson (Tenn.) to exercise such powers as may be necessary to enable people of Tennessee to have republican form of state government. Abraham Lincoln to Andrew Johnson, 19 September 1863, CW, 6:469.

In view of Gen. Meade's dispatch to Gen. Halleck, Lincoln writes Halleck that he would not order, or even advise, Gen. Meade to advance. He points out, however, that Gen. R. E. Lee has only 60,000 men to keep Meade out of Richmond, while Meade has 90,000 to keep Lee out of Washington. Lincoln is opposed to any "attempt to fight the enemy slowly back into his intrenchments at Richmond, and there to capture him. . . . I have constantly desired the Army of the Potomac, to make Lee's army, and not Richmond, it's objective point." Abraham Lincoln to Henry W. Halleck, 19 September 1863, CW, 6:466-68.

Monday, September 19, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

On behalf of Indiana's Republican Governor Oliver Morton, Lincoln writes to General William T. Sherman seeking the temporary release of some soldiers. Lincoln refers to Indiana's upcoming election and explains, "Indiana is the only important State, voting in October, whose soldiers cannot vote in the field. Any thing you can safely do to let her soldiers, or any part of them, go home and vote at the State election, will be greatly in point. . . . This is, in no sense, an order, but is merely intended to impress you with the importance, to the army itself, of your doing all you safely can." Abraham Lincoln to William T. Sherman, 19 September 1864, CW, 8:11-12.

Explains to Cong. John C. Ten Eyck (N.J.): "Dr. J. R. Freese, now editor of a leading Union Journal in New Jersey, . . . is somewhat wounded with me now, that I do not recognize him as he thinks I ought. I wish to appoint him a Provost-Marshal in your State. May I have your approval?" Abraham Lincoln to John C. Ten Eyck, 19 September 1864, CW, 8:12.