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Friday, October 12, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to William H. Seward about Seward's recent speeches. "It now really looks as if the Government is about to fall into our hands. Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana have surpassed all expectation." Abraham Lincoln to William H. Seward, 12 October 1860, CW, 4:126-27.

Someone, perhaps Lincoln, purchases several items, including powder and a hair tonic known as cocoaine, from a Springfield store. Account, 12 October 1860, Corneau and Diller Account Book, 570, Abraham Presidential Library and Museum, Springfield, IL; Daily Illinois State Register (Springfield), 11 October 1860, 1:2; Harry E. Pratt, The Personal Finances of Abraham Lincoln (Springfield, IL: Abraham Lincoln Association, 1943), 153; Tara McClellan McAndrew, Stories of Springfield: Life in Lincoln's Town (Charleston, SC: History Press, 2010), 55.