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Tuesday, September 6, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln acknowledges Peter Zinn's invitation to speak in Cincinnati. "I shall try to speak at Columbus and Cincinnati; but can not do more." He writes Hawkins Taylor of Iowa that he will not attend Sept. term of U.S. Court in Keokuk. He is constantly compelled to decline invitations, but is "really tempted" to speak in Ohio. Abraham Lincoln to Peter Zinn, 6 September 1859, CW, 3:400; Abraham Lincoln to Hawkins Taylor, 6 September 1859, CW, 3:399-400.

At Diller's Drug Store Lincoln buys bottle of "Dead Shot," popular bedbug remedy, bottle of perfume, pint of spirits of camphor, and ounce of glycerine. Day Book, Diller's Drug Store.

He writes $5 check to "W. Gerthousen." DLC—Original.

Mrs. Lincoln buys boys' cap, yard goods, buttons, and silk thread at Smith's. Pratt, Personal Finances, 159.