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Saturday, April 21, 1832.+-

New Salem, IL and Richland, IL.

Lincoln gives William Sampson receipt "in full of all demands up to the day." Receipt to William Sampson, 21 April 1832, CW, 1:9.

[In 1860 Lincoln wrote: "In less than a year Offutt's business was failing—had almost failed—when the Black Hawk war of 1832—broke out."Autobiography Written for John L. Scripps, [c. June 1860], CW, 4:60-67.]

Black Hawk War recruits of New Salem neighborhood meet at farm of Dallis Scott on Richland Creek, nine miles southwest of New Salem. They form company and elect Lincoln captain. ISLA—Bulletin, No. 54; Elliott, Services of Illinois Soldiers, 100; Wayne C. Temple, Lincoln’s Arms, Dress and Military Duty During and After the Black Hawk War (Springfield: State of Illinois Military and Naval Department, 1981), 12-15.