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Saturday, April 15, 1837.+-

Springfield, IL.

In autobiography prepared for John Locke Scripps in 1860, Lincoln wrote: "In the autumn of 1836 he obtained a law licence, and on April 15, 1837 removed to Springfield, and commenced the practice, his old friend, Stuart taking him into partnership."Autobiography Written for John L. Scripps, [c. June 1860], CW, 4:60-67.