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Tuesday, February 22, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

At noon, in the Second Presbyterian Church, Lincoln addresses the Washington Temperance Society and declares that the recent progress of the temperance movement is due to the efforts of the "reformed drunkard" and not to the "warfare" of "denunciation" waged by "preachers, lawyers, and hired agents." Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL), 25 February 1842, 2:7, 26 March 1842, 1:4-7; Temperance Address, 22 February 1842, CW, 1:271-79.

A Springfield merchant, who owns a store/bank where Lincoln trades, debits Abraham Lincoln's account $1.50 for "Profit & Loss." Account of Abraham Lincoln (copy), 22 February 1842, Irwin & Corneau Account Book, 252, microfilm, IHi, Springfield, IL.