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Thursday, May 25, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln is present as House convenes. Journal.

"At the hour of meeting scarcely a quorum attended in either House," records Polk. ". . . The members are still absent at Baltimore. . . . About two o'clock P.M. a telegraphic despatch was received announcing that Lewis Cass of Michigan had, on the fourth ballot, been nominated . . . as the candidate of the Democratic party for President of the United States."Diary.

Lincoln writes Silas Noble, constituent, who wants documents for campaign ammunition. Abraham Lincoln to Silas Noble, 25 May 1848, CW, 1:474.