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Friday, January 1, 1836.+-

Vandalia, IL.

[Lincoln's name does not appear in proceedings. His unusual three-day absence from House is accounted for by introduction, January 2, 1836, of report of Committee on Public Accounts and Expenditures, by John D. Hughes of St. Clair. Report, listing state expenses for 1836 at $89,150, is in Lincoln's hand, showing that he spent these days in committee gathering and discussing statistics.Report to Illinois Legislature on State Expenses, [2 January 1836], CW, 1:45.]