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Monday, July 24, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

House receives from Polk message relating to California and New Mexico. Amid considerable confusion, Lincoln obtains floor and announces his desire to speak, but defers his remarks to permit message to be referred to appropriate committees. There are cries of "No, no, go on," as he resumes seat.Globe; Remarks in U. S. House of Representatives, 24 July 1848, CW, 1:501.