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Monday, August 29, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln and other members of the "Clay Club" Executive Committee write to Henry Clay, of Kentucky, and invite the prominent statesman to "visit . . . the prairie-land." The members remind Clay that he has "never visited Illinois, or at least this portion of it; and should you now yield to our request, we promise you such a reception as shall be worthy of the man on whom are now turned the fondest hopes of a great and suffering nation." Clay, September 6, 1842, declines with thanks.Abraham Lincoln to Henry Clay, 29 August 1842, CW, 1:297.

Lincoln writes bill of injunction, which his client Peter Van Bergen signs and swears before Judge Treat, in VanBergen v. Witmer et al.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.