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Friday, June 15, 1849.+-

En route.

[At some point on his journey Lincoln writes memorandum of what he will tell President Taylor in making his case for commissioner. His main argument is geographical. Central Illinois Whigs have had no important patronage, and Whigs of Northwest states are for Lincoln. "Is the center nothing?—that center which alone has ever given you a Whig representative?" Memorandum to Zachary Taylor, [15?] June 1849, CW, 2:54.]