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Wednesday, January 16, 1861.+-

Springfield, IL.

New York delegation consisting of George Opdyke, New York merchant, Hiram Barney, New York attorney, and Judge John T. Hogeboom consults with Lincoln on cabinet appointments for Sen. Cameron (Pa.) and Sen.-elect Chase (Ohio). They tell Lincoln "a thousand truths which he ought to know." Ray to Washburne, 16 January 1861, Elihu B. Washburne Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Lincoln adjusts his account of purchases for 1860 with brother-in-law, Ninian W. Edwards, and his store, Smith, Edwards & Co., against a loan of approximately $2,587 and interest at 10 per cent, which Lincoln made to them in 1852. Pratt, Personal Finances, 75-76.