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Saturday, February 25, 1860.+-

Philadelphia, PA and New York, NY.

Changing trains in Philadelphia, Lincoln receives note from Simon Cameron and David Wilmot inviting him to visit them at Girard House. He calls there and finds both out. Abraham Lincoln to Simon Cameron, 26 February 1860, CW, 3:521.

On arriving at New York he takes rooms at Astor House. He visits office of New York "Independent" and talks with Henry C. Bowen, editor. He also spends some time revising his address. Henry B. Rankin, Intimate Character Sketches of Abraham Lincoln (Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1924), 178-81; Joseph F. Newton, Lincoln and Herndon (Cedar Rapids, IA: Torch Press, 1910), 266-67.