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Monday, August 4, 1856.+-

Springfield, IL.

Herndon writes Trumbull: "Lincoln this moment has gone south east—down to Coles, Edgar &c will go further south." Lyman Trumbull Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Before leaving, Lincoln writes John Bennett letter in which he argues that vote for Fillmore is really vote for Buchanan. Choice is between Fremont and Buchanan, and unless Fillmore men prefer latter, they must vote for Fremont. He writes to H. G. Wells of Michigan, offering to take stump at Kalamazoo August 27, 1856, if he can get there. "I can not promise positively." Abraham Lincoln to John Bennett, 4 August 1856, CW, 2:358; Abraham Lincoln to Hezekiah G. Wells, 4 August 1856, CW, 2:358-59.