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Saturday, March 14, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

Sangamon County Whig convention nominates for legislature. Delegates disregard Springfield Junto and vote as they choose. Lincoln and Baker are both nominated, but Lincoln believes that except for their speaking ability they would have been dropped. Ninian W. Edwards is hurt by not being nominated.Abraham Lincoln to John T. Stuart, 26 March 1840, CW, 1:208.

Lincoln writes bill of exceptions in Manning v. Morgan et al., and gets Judge Treat's signature; he writes declaration in John & Augustus Kerr & Company v. Hill. Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Stuart & Lincoln buy $1.25 worth of merchandise from a Springfield merchant. Account (copy), 14 March 1840, Irwin & Corneau Account Book, 185, microfilm, IHi, Springfield, IL.

[Fourth issue of The Old Soldier is published. Old Soldier (Springfield, IL), Issue 4, 14 March 1840.]