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Thursday, December 13, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln stiffens another Illinois congressman, Washburne. "Prevent, as far as possible, any of our friends from demoralizing themselves, and our cause, by entertaining propositions for compromise of any sort, on 'slavery extension'." Abraham Lincoln to Elihu B. Washburne, 13 December 1860, CW, 4:151.

Lincoln buys yard goods and 75ยข pocket handkerchief at John Williams' store. Pratt, Personal Finances, 150.

At night Lincoln attends wedding "of his friend . . . Hon. O. M. Hatch, the Secretary of State, to Miss Enos, of this city." N. Y. Herald, 20 December 1860.