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Wednesday, December 22, 1847.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln presents resolutions requesting President to inform House whether "spot" on which American blood was first shed in Mexican War was within territory claimed by Mexico. Resolutions are read and laid on table. Congressional Globe; "Spot" Resolutions in the United States House of Representatives, 22 December 1847, CW, 1:420-22.

He presents memorial of citizens of Illinois in behalf of Great Western Railroad. Journal of the House of Representatives [cited as Journal].