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Saturday, February 29, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln, in letter of March 1, 1840, writes Stuart: "Douglas, having chosen to consider himself insulted by something in the `Journal,' undertook to cane [Simeon] Francis in the street. Francis caught him by the hair and jammed him back against a market-cart, where the matter ended by Francis being pulled away."Abraham Lincoln to John T. Stuart, 1 March 1840, CW, 1:206-7.