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Tuesday, August 9, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL and En route.

Lincoln and O. M. Hatch leave on business and pleasure trip to Iowa. Speech at Council Bluffs, Iowa, 13 August 1859, CW, 3:396-97.

Lincoln's business is examination of land in Council Bluffs owned by Norman B. Judd, who apparently proposed to convey this land to Lincoln as security for debt, and Lincoln wanted to see property before consenting. [Mrs. Lincoln buys $3.75 hoop skirt at Smith's. Pratt, Personal Finances, 158.]