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Friday, October 26, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Reports have reached Lincoln that on his election army officers at Fort Kearney intend to go south with their arms and resist. Though not greatly alarmed, he writes Maj. David Hunter to find out whether there is any foundation for rumor. He thanks H. E. Hoelke, St. Louis photographer, for photographs sent. Abraham Lincoln to David Hunter, 26 October 1860, CW, 4:132; Abraham Lincoln to H. E. Hoelke, 26 October 1860, CW, 4:132.

Lincoln is visited by famous boxer, John C. Heenan, "the Benicia Boy." Illinois State Journal, 27 October 1860.