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Sunday, February 13, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

D. W. Tompkins, representative from Mississippi, who also boards at Mrs. Sprigg's, shows Lincoln letter from Josephus Hewett of Natchez, whom Lincoln had known ten years ago in Illinois. Lincoln writes to Hewett. "For old acquaintance sake, if for nothing else, be sure to write to me on receiving this."Abraham Lincoln to Josephus Hewett, 13 February 1848, CW, 1:450-51.