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Tuesday, November 24, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

House elects speaker; W. L. D. Ewing receives 46 and Lincoln 36 votes. Ewing is conducted to chair by Lincoln and Ebenezer Peck. Lincoln introduces resolution to inform Senate House has met and elected officers. He is appointed one of committee of seven to prepare and report House rules.House Journal.

In Sangamon County Court case, Hart v. Harrison & Houghton, Lincoln writes answer to bill of injunction and signs his client's name.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.