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Thursday, December 17, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln attends legislature. He writes to Stuart about yesterday's senatorial election, and about applicants for offices at Stuart's disposal. "This affair of appointment to office is very annoying—more so to you than to me, doubtless. I am, as you know, opposed to removals to make places for our friends."House Journal; Abraham Lincoln to John T. Stuart, 17 December 1840, CW, 1:221.