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Tuesday, January 21, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes Stuart about bill changing date of congressional elections to August 1840. In 1839 legislature, because of census of 1840, moved 1840 election forward one year. Bill has passed House, and, he says, will pass Senate. His prediction is incorrect; Senate tables it. Lincoln is very active in legislature.Abraham Lincoln to John T. Stuart, 21 January 1840, CW, 1:195; House Journal.