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Friday, February 25, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes two letters to his friend Joshua F. Speed, who recently moved to Kentucky, where he married Fanny Henning. Perhaps Speed had second thoughts about marriage, but Lincoln assures him that he has chosen the right mate. To think otherwise would be, in Lincoln's estimation, "ridiculous." In the second letter he intended for both Joshua and Fanny to read, Lincoln admits to being a little "jealous" and he "regret[s] to learn that you have resolved to not return to Illinois. I shall be verry lonesome without you."Abraham Lincoln to Joshua F. Speed, 25 February 1842, CW, 1:280-81; Abraham Lincoln to Joshua F. Speed, 25 February 1842, CW, 1:281.

Lincoln writes praecipe and bond in Langley v. Goode. He agrees to pay costs in case, gets John W. Wheat to sign bond, and mails to Jesse Langley at Taylorville February 28, 1842. Record.