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Wednesday, October 5, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to his friend Joshua F. Speed, of Jefferson County, Kentucky. Lincoln observes that the newly-wed Speed is "happier now than you were the day you married her." Lincoln asks, '"Are you now, in feeling as well as judgement, glad you are married as you are?' From any body but me, this would be an impudent question not to be tolerated; but I know you will pardon it in me. Please answer it quickly as I feel impatient to know."Abraham Lincoln to Joshua F. Speed, 5 October 1842, CW, 1:302-3.