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Friday, February 8, 1861.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln accepts invitation of Pennsylvania Legislature to visit Harrisburg. Also accepts invitation to visit Cleveland, Ohio. Abraham Lincoln to Darwin A. Finney and Others, 8 February 1861, CW, 4:188; Abraham Lincoln to George B. Senter and Others, 8 February 1861, CW, 4:188.

Member of Georgia Secession Convention tries unsuccessfully to exact from Lincoln positive committal on one of compromise propositions. Villard, Eve of '61, 64-65.

Lincoln family vacates home on Eighth St. and occupies rooms in Chenery House. Henry B. Rankin, Intimate Character Sketches of Abraham Lincoln (Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1924), 258-59.

Lincoln withdraws $17.50 from Springfield Marine Bank. Pratt, Personal Finances, 175.

Buys from Hartford Fire Insurance Co. insurance policy on house ($3,000), carriagehouse ($75), woodhouse and privy ($125) for premium of $24 per year. Pratt, Personal Finances, 70.