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Friday, October 4, 1839.+-

Tremont, IL.

Report written by Lincoln in Kellogg v. Crain is approved by court.Photocopy.

Monday, October 4, 1841.+-

Bloomington, IL.

[Livingston County Circuit Court convenes for two-day term at Pontiac.]

Tuesday, October 4, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

Gen. Whiteside sends quasi-challenge to Dr. Merryman to meet him at Planters House, St. Louis, Friday. Merryman appoints Lincoln his second. Lincoln acts as messenger. Affairs resolves itself into quibbles about notes. High excitement prevails in Springfield.Sangamo Journal, 14 October 1842; Statements Concerning the Whiteside-Merryman Affair, [4] October 1842, CW, 1:302; Abraham Lincoln to Joshua F. Speed, 5 October 1842, CW, 1:302-3.

Monday, October 4, 1847.+-

Springfield, IL?

[Vermilion County Circuit Court commences fall term.]

Wednesday, October 4, 1848.+-

Milwaukee, WI.

Globe stops en route to Chicago.ISLA—Files.

Thursday, October 4, 1849.+-

Bloomington, IL.

[Mrs. Lincoln shops. At Irwin's she buys pair of child's boots for $1.75. At Bunn's grocery she spends $1.20. Irwin Journal; Bunn Journal.]

Saturday, October 4, 1851.+-

Bloomington, IL.

Thompson v. Patton is continued on Lincoln's motion. Record.

Monday, October 4, 1852.+-

Mount Pulaski, IL.

Logan Circuit Court begins session. [On October 27, 1852, Lincoln writes to L. M. Hays regarding case in this court, which shows he attended. Abraham Lincoln to Lewis M. Hays, 27 October 1852, CW, 2:160.]

Tuesday, October 4, 1853.+-

Pekin, IL.

Purple & Lincoln, representing plaintiff, dismiss assumpsit suit, Kellogg v. Flint. Record.

Lincoln writes and files motion to quash indictment (cheating) in People v. Shaffer and Shaffer, change of venue from Peoria County. Photocopy.

He writes to John Connelley, register of Springfield Land Office, asking him to sign and date land certificate for Woodford County case, Gingrich v. Evans et al.Abraham Lincoln to John Connelley, 4 October 1853, CW, 2:206.

Wednesday, October 4, 1854.+-

Springfield, IL.

At two o'clock Lincoln takes stand and answers Douglas. He speaks for more than three hours. Douglas is present, interrupts occasionally, and as soon as Lincoln has finished speaks in reply. Illinois Journal, 5 October 1854; Register, 6 October 1854.

Antislavery radicals, under name "Republicans," announce meeting next day. Owen Lovejoy tries to induce Lincoln to attend, but he refuses. Speech at Springfield, Illinois, 4 October 1854, CW, 2:240-47.

Thursday, October 4, 1855.+-

Pekin, IL.

Lincoln has two cases. Ricketts v. Goings, in which he secured judgment for plaintiff May 8, 1855, only to have it set aside two days later, is dismissed by agreement at defendant's costs. In Opdycke v. Opdycke & Opdycke, also before court in May, he obtains order for sale of real estate, and writes and files order himself. Record; Files.

He writes court order also in Harris Lime Rock Co. v. Harris et al.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

[Lincoln's drug store account is charged for three sticks of "Cough Candy." Pratt, Personal Finances, 151.]

Saturday, October 4, 1856.+-

Tremont, IL.

Republicans have announced that Lincoln will speak, and he presumably does so. Peoria Weekly Republican, 3 October 1856.

Monday, October 4, 1858.+-

Metamora, IL and Peoria, IL.

Lincoln speaks at Metamora. He also apparently discusses with state's attorney case against bondsman of Melissa Goings, defendant who disappeared during her trial October 10, 1857. Case is dismissed next day on state's attorney's motion. Illinois State Journal, 2 September 1858; Diary of John Gipps, Peoria, Ms.

Lincoln stays night at Peoria House. Peoria House Register; ISLA—Letter of P. G. Rennick, 14 October 1933.

Friday, October 4, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln confers with Secretary of War Simon Cameron and Generals Wool and Scott concerning Dept. of West. New York Tribune, 5 October 1861.

Observes balloon ascension of John LaMountain from Gen. William B. Franklin's headquarters. Balloon passes over Washington and lands 12 miles away in Maryland. New York Herald, 6 October 1861.

Sec. Welles, Asst. Sec. Fox, and naval experts discuss plans for ironclad warships with President and decide to construct three, one being USS Monitor. J. Duane Squires, "Some Enduring Achievements of the Lincoln Administration, 1861-65," Abraham Lincoln Quarterly 5 (December 1848):203.

Lincoln signs proclamation relative to treaty made with Delaware Indians at Leavenworth City, Kans., July 2, 1861. Abraham Lincoln to William H. Seward, 28 September 1861, CW, 4:540.

Writes Cameron: "The writer of this [letter from Nathan M. Knapp of Winchester, Ill.] is a very dear friend of mine, whom I would much wish to oblige." Abraham Lincoln to Simon Cameron, 4 October 1861, CW, 4:548.

Issues general order: "Flag Officers of the United States Navy, authorized to wear a square flag at the mizzen-mast head, will take rank with Major Generals of the United States Army." General Order Concerning Flag Officers, 4 October 1861, CW, 4:548.

Requests Sec. Seward to see Samuel J. Walker, son-in-law of Charles S. Morehead, former governor of Kentucky: "I understand the Kentucky arrests were not made by special direction from here, and I am willing if you are that any of the parties may be released when James Guthrie and James Speed [lawyer of Louisville, former member of Kentucky Legislature, and brother of Joshua F. Speed] think they should be." Abraham Lincoln to William H. Seward, 4 October 1861, CW, 4:549.

Saturday, October 4, 1862.+-

General McClellan's Headquarters, Frederick, MD, and Washington, DC.

President and Gen. McClellan visit wounded in vicinity of headquarters. At Sharpsburg, Md., (Antietam) Lincoln visits "Fighting Dick" (Gen. Israel B.) Richardson who lies mortally wounded in farmhouse. At noon they ride to South Mountain battleground and conclude their survey. Lamon, Recollections, 147-48; LL, No. 1277.

Enthusiastic reception with signal guns and parade welcomes President to Frederick about 4:45 P.M. He goes to residence of Mrs. Ramsey to see Gen. George L. Hartsuff who is ill from wounds received at Antietam. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 6 October 1862, 2d ed., 1:6.

Addresses brief remarks to crowd assembled in front of house. About five minutes later speaks to crowd at railway station. At 10 P.M. special train bearing Presidential party arrives in Washington. LL, No. 1277; Speech at Frederick, Maryland, 4 October 1862, CW, 5:450; Second Speech at Frederick, Maryland, 4 October 1862, CW, 5:450.

Library of Congress sends "Herbert's Field Sports, 2 v., Fishing, I v." to White House. [Henry William Herbert, Frank Forester's Field Sports of the United States . . ., New York, 1858; Frank Forester's Fish and Fishing of the United States . . ., New York, 1859.] Borrowers' Ledger 1861-63, 114, Archives of the Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Mrs. Lincoln sends 1,000 lbs. grapes to military hospitals during week. Philadelphia News, 7 October 1862.

Sunday, October 4, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln predicts outcome of rebellion to Gen. Rosecrans: "If we can hold Chattanooga, and East Tennessee, I think the rebellion must dwindle and die. I think you and Burnside can do this; and hence doing so is your main object." Abraham Lincoln to William S. Rosecrans, 4 October 1863, CW, 6:498.

Tuesday, October 4, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

Cabinet meets. William Dennison, new postmaster general, sworn in. Welles, Diary.

President asks John Nicolay to make official trip to St. Louis. Nicolay to Bates, 4 October 1864, John G. Nicolay Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Interviews Albert G. Richardson, who represents groups of loyal men and clubs interested in distribution of literature to army. Richardson to Lincoln, 24 October 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Visits War Dept. in afternoon. Browning, Diary.

Calls on Sec. Welles in late afternoon to inquire about arrangements for exchange of naval prisoners. Welles, Diary.