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Saturday, June 9, 1832.+-

En route to Galena, IL.

March to Galena continues. Camp is made 100 yards from Apple River fort. There, the night before, Indians stole 12 horses, and today they shot at and chased two men into fort. Company sleeps with guns in their arms. Lt. Col. Henry drills men during night, forming them into two lines, front ready to fire and fall back to reload while other line steps forward.James M. Strode to Atkinson, 10 June 1832, Black Hawk War Collection, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Springfield, IL; Elijah Iles, Sketches of Early Life and Times in Kentucky, Missouri, and Illinois (Springfield, IL: Springfield Printing Co., 1883), 48-49.

Friday, June 9, 1837.+-

Springfield, IL.

In A. Y. Ellis & Co. v. Smith, an attachment case in the Sangamon County Circuit Court, Lincoln writes and files a praecipe and the affidavit of Joshua Speed, one of the plaintiffs. Lincoln also files a praecipe and the affidavit of William Herndon in Herndon v. Smith, an attachment case in the Sangamon County Circuit Court.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Sunday, June 9, 1839.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes, for George England, defendant, plea in Ferguson v. England, Menard County replevin suit for recovery of mare and colt, and evidently mails it to Petersburg.Record.

Tuesday, June 9, 1840.+-

Petersburg, IL.

In Sears et al. v. Siemers et al., judge orders land transferred in accordance with complainants' bill, complainants to pay costs. This case, commenced November 11, 1839, had been continued on Lincoln's motion to this term. Lincoln writes court decree and answer of David H. Rutledge, guardian.Record; Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Thursday, June 9, 1842-Saturday, June 11, 1842.+-

Thursday, June 9, 1842-Saturday, June 11, 1842.

The Logan County Circuit Court convenes. Logan & Lincoln represent plaintiff Samuel Goldsmith in Goldsmith v. Cowardin et al., a chancery case that was probably tried during this court term. Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL), 11 March 1842, 1:4.

Friday, June 9, 1843.+-

Springfield, IL.

Meeting of Whigs from all over state is held in evening in state house. Capt. H. H. Gear of Galena is chairman, and James H. Matheny of Springfield secretary. Meeting is addressed by Baker, Hardin, and J. H. Brown of Vermilion County.Sangamo Journal, 15 June 1843.

Monday, June 9, 1845.+-

Petersburg, IL.

Lincoln attends three-day term of Menard Circuit Court. Prosecution drops People v. Jacob Williams, indicted for sending challenge. Lincoln and Baker are attorneys for defendant. Leave is given to open depositions in Stockwell & Co. v. Page. Lincoln acts for plaintiff in Shropshin v. McHenry, chancery. Case is delayed by incorrect first name on witness list, and continued.Record.

Tuesday, June 9, 1846.+-

Petersburg, IL.

In People v. Page, jury finds defendant not guilty. After court hears evidence in Powell v. Worth, plaintiff dismisses suit at his cost. Jury finds Peter Parker guilty of manslaughter, but imprisons him in Menard jail for 60 days because he is under 18 years of age. Lincoln appears with Harris for defendant in first and last cases and alone for plaintiff in the other.Record.

Lincoln writes and signs bill of divorce in Philbrick v. Philbrick. He writes and files bond for costs in Waggoner v. Lukins.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Friday, June 9, 1848.+-

Philadelphia, PA.

Taylor is nominated on fourth ballot. "The result was communicated to the immense concourse [outside], and then a cheer burst forth which made the very earth tremble." Fillmore is selected for Vice-President. Delegates adjourn to Independence Square for ratification meeting. Speakers hold forth from three stands "and a dozen stumps."N.Y. Tribune, 17 June 1848.

Saturday, June 9, 1849.+-

Springfield, IL.

Butterfield sends Lincoln a letter, by Levi Davis, proposing that neither go to Washington. When Davis delivers letter, Lincoln has gone to bed and excuses himself from sending written reply because he cannot see to write. He would agree to Butterfield's proposal if he were at liberty to do so, but he is so far committed to his friends that he cannot. IHi—Journal, XXV, 142.

Monday, June 9, 1851.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Illinois Supreme Court for Third Grand Division begins session at Ottawa.]

Monday, June 9, 1856.+-

Springfield, IL.

Summer term of Sangamon Circuit Court is scheduled to commence, but Judge Davis does not appear, and opening is deferred. Record.

To Joshua F. Amos, administrator of estate of Nathaniel Hay, deceased, Lincoln submits explanation of claim he has against estate. Explanation Written for Joshua F. Amos, 9 June 1856, CW, 2:343-44.

Tuesday, June 9, 1857.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes Charles A. Purdy that register of land office "says the way for you to get your Patents, is to send these Receipts or Certificates to the General Land Office, with your address, and the Patents will be forwarded directly to your address. Accordingly, I inclose the Receipts to you." Abraham Lincoln to Charles A. Purdy, 9 June 1857, CW, 2:397.

Wednesday, June 9, 1858.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln receives letter from Samuel Wilkinson of Farmington, Fulton County, asking whether Republicans and Buchanan Democrats have combined to defeat Douglas. Abraham Lincoln to Samuel Wilkinson, 10 June 1858, CW, 2:458.

Mrs. Lincoln buys $1.49 worth of yard goods. Pratt, Personal Finances, 149.

Thursday, June 9, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln answers letter from Jonathan Haines: "I do believe it would be better all round to let me surrender both your cases to some lawyer at Chicago. I really can not give them proper attention." Lincoln writes to Ohio Governor Salmon P. Chase regarding the Ohio Republican party's recent convention, where delegates called for a "repeal of the atrocious Fugitive Slave Law." Lincoln notes, "I have no doubt that if that plank be even introduced into the next Republican National convention, it will explode it. Once introduced, its supporters and it's opponents will quarrel irreconcilably. . . . I enter upon no argument one way or the other; but I assure you the cause of Republicanism is hopeless in Illinois, if it be in any way made responsible for that plank." Abraham Lincoln to Jonathan Haines, 9 June 1859, CW, 3:384-85; Abraham Lincoln to Salmon P. Chase, 9 June 1859, CW, 2:384.

In evening the Lincolns entertain. Browning, Diary.

Mrs. Lincoln buys 16 yards of "Grenadine" ($32) and ice cream salt at Smith's store. Pratt, Personal Finances, 157.

Saturday, June 9, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

S. C. Davis & Co. v. Hillabrant is called, and plaintiffs appear "by Messrs. Lincoln and Herndon their Attorneys." Defendant defaults, and court orders judgment entered against him for $500 garnishee. Lincoln releases mortgage he took from Ritta Angelica da Silva February 20, 1855. Record.

He writes two acknowledgment notes, and letter which reveals another penalty of fame. Mrs. Deziah Vance, widow of John Vance of Danville, for whom Lincoln handled case in 1844, has asked if he has any money collected for Mr. Vance. Lincoln replies that he has not, and doubts that 16-year-old claim can be collected. Abraham Lincoln to James E. Harvey, 9 June 1860, CW, 4:73; Abraham Lincoln to Charles Lanman, 9 June 1860, CW, 4:74; Abraham Lincoln to Mrs. Deziah Vance, 9 June 1860, CW, 4:74.

Sunday, June 9, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

President does not accompany Mrs. Lincoln to church today. N.Y. Times, 11 June 1861.

["In Christ Church, at Alexandria, today the Reverend Dr. Cornelius B. Walker, a Disunionist, preached a strong Secession sermon, significantly omitting the prayer for the President of the United States from the regular service." N.Y. Tribune, 10 June 1861.]

Monday, June 9, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

President receives Captain Com. Schonheyden and Lieutenant Steen Bille of Danish Navy. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 9 June 1862, 2d ed., 2:1.

Telegraphs Gen. Banks at Winchester, Va.: "We are arranging a general plan for the valley of the Shenandoah; . . . move your main force to the Shenandoah at or opposite Front-Royal as soon as possible." Abraham Lincoln to Nathaniel P. Banks, 9 June 1862, CW, 5:264.

Orders Gen. Fremont at Harrisonburg, Va.: "Halt at Harrisonburg, pursuing Jackson no farther; . . . stand on the defensive, . . . and await further orders." Abraham Lincoln to John C. Fremont, 9 June 1862, CW, 5:264.

Tuesday, June 9, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

President telegraphs Mrs. Lincoln in Philadelphia: "Think you better put 'Tad's' pistol away. I had an ugly dream about him." Abraham Lincoln to Mary Todd Lincoln, 9 June 1863, CW, 6:256.

Thursday, June 9, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President grants audience to Elisha H. Allen, envoy and minister from Hawaii, and exchanges short speeches with him. Reply to Elisha H. Allen, 9 June 1864, CW, 7:383; Seward to Lincoln, 6 June 1864, 7 June 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Confers with A. H. Markland, post office official with army, regarding postal service orders which Sec. Stanton refuses to issue. Rice, 227.

Replies to notification committee headed by former Governor William Dennison (Ohio): "I will neither conceal my gratification, nor restrain the expression of my gratitude, that the Union people, through their convention, in their continued effort to save, and advance the nation, have deemed me not unworthy to remain in my present position." Reply to Committee Notifying Lincoln of His Renomination, 9 June 1864, CW, 7:380-83; Evening Star (Washington, DC), 9 June 1864, 2d ed., 2:4.

A day after the Republican Convention concluded in Baltimore, where the delegates re-nominated Lincoln for president, a committee delivers the news to President Lincoln. Lincoln also accepts the congratulations of the National Union League, and he remarks, "I have not permitted myself, gentlemen, to conclude that I am the best man in the country; but I am reminded, in this connection, of a story of an old Dutch farmer, who remarked to a companion once that 'it was not best to swap horses when crossing streams.'" Reply to Delegation from the National Union League, 9 June 1864, CW, 7:383-84; Evening Star (Washington, D. C.), 9 June 1864, 2:4, The New York Times (NY), 10 June 1864, 1:6.

Receives congratulations of Philadelphia delegation to recent convention in Baltimore. Lamon, Recollections, 160.

Responds to serenade by Ohio delegation and Prof. Mentor's brass band. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 10 June 1864, 2d ed., Extra, 3:1.

Consults with John Hay just before bedtime about message from General Rosecrans concerning conspiracy to overthrow government. Hay, Letters and Diary.