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Tuesday, February 22, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

Commissioner of General Land Office informs Lincoln that he is sending him patent in favor of John W. Stringfield. Lincoln forwards letter to Noah W. Matheny at Springfield, writing at bottom: "Dear Noah: Please forward the Receiver's receipt to Judge Young as commissioner."Abraham Lincoln to Noah W. Matheny, [c. 21 February 1848], CW, 1:453.

House meets, but after prayer for "the venerable sage who lay in an adjoining room," adjourns.Globe.

Lincoln and Douglas are advertised as representatives of Illinois on managers list for "National Birth-Night Ball" scheduled for March 1, 1848.Charles O. Paullin, "Lincoln in Congress," Magazine of History 43 (1).