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Thursday, December 20, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Thurlow Weed arrives and calls on Lincoln at home, where they confer until mid-afternoon. It is rumored that Weed has received little encouragement for his proposed compromise. Lincoln draws up three short resolutions for presentation to Republicans of Senate Committee of Thirteen. News of secession of South Carolina reaches Springfield and produces sensation. Lincoln, however, receives it calmly. Resolutions Drawn up for Republican Members of Senate Committee of Thirteen, [20 December 1860], CW, 4:156-57; N.Y. Tribune, 21 December 1860; N.Y. Herald, 25 December 1860.

Mrs. Lincoln buys more yard goods and edging. Pratt, Personal Finances, 150.