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Monday, July 10, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln attends House.Globe.

He also answers Herndon's letter. He thinks Herndon mistaken about old men. "I was young once, and I am sure I was never ungenerously thrust back. . . . The way for a young man to rise, is to improve himself every way he can, never suspecting that any body wishes to hinder him." He sends to Stephen A. Hurlbut, northern Illinois Whig, form letter introducing campaign paper, "The Battery," asking for subscribers, and adding personal note.Abraham Lincoln to William H. Herndon, 10 July 1848, CW, 1:497-98; Abraham Lincoln to Stephen A. Hurlbut, 10 July 1848, CW, 1:498.