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Monday, December 15, 1856.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes Browning. In addition to explaining his failure to locate paper—"I have no recollection of ever having had it"—he tells him that several Republicans believe "a sort of party State address" should be got up, and that "it has been suggested that you could draw up such a thing as well if not better than any of us. Think about it." Abraham Lincoln to Orville H. Browning, 15 December 1856, CW, 2:386.

He buys pair of "Kid Gloves" at John Williams & Co. and is charged $1. Pratt, Personal Finances, 148.