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Tuesday, December 7, 1847.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln votes for Thomas J. Campbell for clerk. He is elected. House and Senate listen to President Polk's message in which he accuses Mexico of "invading the territory of the State of Texas, striking the first blow, and shedding the blood of our citizens on our own soil." Congressional Globe.

Lincoln also signs petition for appointment of John Raub to minor post. Endorsement: Chester Butler et al. to Robert E. Horner, 7 December 1847, CW, 1:417.