The Lincoln Log: A Daily Chronology of the Life of Abraham Lincoln incorporates Lincoln Day-by-Day: A Chronology, compiled by the Lincoln Sesquicentennial Commission with the cooperation and support of the Abraham Lincoln Association and published by the Government Printing Office in 1960. The text presented here includes all entries from that publication, with corrections and additions by the Papers of Abraham Lincoln, a project of the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. Designed, implemented, and housed by the Brown University Scholarly Technology Group).



Thursday, January 6, 1848.
Washington, DC.Browse


Postal discussion continues. Lincoln makes brief statement explaining attitude of Committee on Post Office and Post Roads. Lincoln writes third auditor certifying signature of E. D. Baker on claim papers of Dr. Argyle W. Furr. Remarks Continued in United States House of Representatives Concerning Postal Contracts, 6 January 1848, CW, 1:429-30.

Monday, August 30, 1852.
Springfield, IL. Browse Month

D. & I. P. Spear v. Humphreys, assumpsit suit, is submitted to jury of seven. Plaintiff then enters nonsuit. Lincoln & Herndon are attorneys for defendant. Lincoln is attorney for plaintiff in Furr v. Crafton, which is referred to arbitrators. Lincoln & Herndon file defendant's plea in Wallace v. Witmer & Langford, and writes defendants' affidavits. He writes and has sworn John Mitt's affidavit in Benbridge v. Mitts. Record; Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.