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Monday, November 17, 1845.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to B. F. James that he is anxious no more newspapers follow lead of Alton paper and nominate Hardin for Congress. "Baker is certainly off of the track, and I fear Hardin intends to be on it." He writes out receipt and Josiah Francis signs it, releasing Lincoln from agreement drawn up June 12, 1841.Abraham Lincoln to Benjamin F. James, 17 November 1845, CW, 1:349; Receipt to Josiah N. Francis, 12 June 1841, CW, 1:254.