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Monday, November 4, 1844.+-

Gentryville, IN.

In letter to David Turnham just before his election to presidency, Lincoln wrote: "I well remember when you and I last met, after a separation of fourteen years, at the cross-road voting place, in the fall of 1844." Abraham Lincoln to David Turnham, 23 October 1860, CW, 4:130-31.

[Whigs carry Springfield 1,031 to 758 and Sangamon County 1,837 to 1,371. Theodore C. Pease, ed., Illinois Election Returns, 1818-1848, vol. 18 of Collections of the Illinois State Historical Library (Springfield: Illinois State Historical Library, 1923), 151.]

Menard Circuit Court opens three-day term at Petersburg. Reply to petition in Broadwell v. Broadwell, written by Lincoln, is filed in Supreme Court, Springfield. Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Mrs. Lincoln buys 12ยข comb, pair of "Kid Slippers," $1.25, and $4.39 in groceries.Irwin Ledger and Journal.]