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Wednesday, March 1, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln acknowledges Thomas' letter and presents his petition.Abraham Lincoln to Richard S. Thomas, 1 March 1848, CW, 1:455; Journal.

"It now seems to be understood on all hands that the war is over—that the treaty sent in will be ratified," he writes to Jesse Fell of Bloomington.Abraham Lincoln to Jesse W. Fell, 1 March 1848, CW, 1:454-55.

He expresses same opinion in letter to Jesse Lynch of Magnolia.Privately Owned.

"National Birth-Night Ball," postponed out of respect for Adams, is held. Lincoln, a manager, probably attends.National Intelligencer.