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Saturday, January 12, 1861.+-

Springfield, IL.

An impromptu presentation of handsome, richly ornamented, gold-headed cane is made to Lincoln this morning in business office of St. Nicholas Hotel by returned Californian, an old friend and client. Chicago Tribune, 14 January 1861.

Lincoln is called upon by old Indiana farmer named Jones, for whom 30 years ago he worked as common farmhand at $1 per day. Chicago Tribune, 14 January 1861.

In letter to Sen. Seward (N.Y.) Lincoln reveals that he is trying to get at least one Southerner in cabinet; also informs him that there is "scarcely any objection" to him as secretary of state, but that there will be trouble over "every other Northern cabinet appointment." Abraham Lincoln to William H. Seward, 12 January 1861, CW, 4:173.

Hawkins Taylor, Republican from Keokuk, Iowa, shows Lincoln postscript of letter from Col. Warren supporting Senator Cameron (Pa.) for cabinet. Taylor to Cameron, 12 January 1861, Simon Cameron Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

[Mrs. Lincoln arrives in New York City in company with Philip Dorsheimer, treasurer of state of New York. Stays at Astor House. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 15 January 1861, 2:2.]

Lincoln withdraws $3.30 from Springfield Marine Bank. Pratt, Personal Finances, 175.