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Friday, December 25, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

[A. Bielaski opens school on third floor of Delany's brick building to give instructions in "Broadsword, Bayonet and Lance. . . . Instructions at all hours of the day." It has been conjectured that Lincoln may have taken broadsword lessons, and therefore chose this weapon in "duel" with Shields in fall of 1842.Springfield Courier, 25 December 1840.

Bielaski was an engineer employed in railroad surveying.]