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Wednesday, July 26, 1843.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to his friend, Joshua F. Speed, of Louisville, Kentucky, and relates news concerning business matters. Lincoln closes with a personal note and writes, "We shall look with impatience for your visit this fall.' Lincoln reveals that his wife, Mary, or as he refers to her, "Molly," is "anxious" to see Speed's wife, Fanny. Lincoln references Mary's pregnancy, and adds, "Dont fail to come. We are but two, as yet." Mary Lincoln will deliver the couple's first child, Robert, on August 1. Abraham Lincoln to Joshua F. Speed, 26 July 1843, CW, 1:328-29.