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Tuesday, February 27, 1849.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln votes to establish temporary territorial government for Upper California. Bill passes 126-87. Globe.

In evening speaker Winthrop entertains Gen. Taylor "in company with a large number of the Members of both Houses of Congress and other distinguished persons." National Intelligencer, 2 March 1849.

Lincoln is not mentioned but may have attended. Lincoln writes two short notes to Taylor recommending Edward D. Baker for cabinet, enclosing testimonial papers. Abraham Lincoln to Zachary Taylor, 27 February 1849, CW, 2:30; Abraham Lincoln to Zachary Taylor, [c. 27 February 1849], CW, 2:30.