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Monday, October 10, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL and Clinton, IL.

Before his departure on circuit after spending yesterday at home, Lincoln deposits $100 in his bank account, and buys two ten-cent knives at store of his brother-in-law C. M. Smith. He also reads letter handed him by William S. Wallace inquiring about his tariff views and suggesting he write letter on subject. He writes formal letter to his friend Dubois, auditor, on behalf of Illinois Central, appealing from auditor's official $13,000,000 valuation of railroad's property for taxes. Marine Bank Ledger; C. M. Smith Account Book, IHi; Abraham Lincoln to Edward Wallace, 11 October 1859, CW, 3:486-87; Abraham Lincoln to Jesse K. Dubois, 10 October 1859, CW, 3:486.