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Tuesday, December 21, 1847.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln votes against motion to table memorial from citizens of District of Columbia requesting that all laws authorizing or sanctioning slave trade in District be repealed. He votes aye on resolution declaring that general government has right to construct harbors and improve rivers for commerce and national defense. It passes, 134-54. Congressional Globe.

He receives check for $167 from Stephen A. Douglas, for Robert Smith of Alton. Bank Draft of Stephen A. Douglas to Abraham Lincoln, 21 December 1847, Stephen A. Douglas Papers, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.