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Wednesday, June 14, 1837.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln closes accounts as New Salem postmaster. William Carpenter, Springfield postmaster, records: "For cash rec'd of A. Lincoln late P. M. New Salem $248.63."Thomas, Lincoln's New Salem, 68.

Lincoln writes his first "Sampson's Ghost" letter. He asks James Adams, who has attacked state house commissioners, to remember his own house stand on "disputed ground."Sangamo Journal, 17 June 1837.