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Sunday, September 6, 1846.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln sends Andrew Johnston second canto of poem inspired by his 1844 campaign trip to his old home in Indiana. Poem is about an old schoolmate, Mathew Gentry, who became insane at 19. He encloses another poem, of 22 quatrains, "The Bear Hunt."Abraham Lincoln to Andrew Johnston, 6 September 1846, CW, 1:384-86; The Bear Hunt, [6 September 1846?], CW, 1:386-89.