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Monday, June 12, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

While attending House, Lincoln answers his wife's letter. "Come on just as soon as you can," he writes, "I want to see you, and our dear—dear boys very much." He also writes to Herndon: "By many, and often, it had been said they would not abide the nomination of Taylor; but since the deed has been done, they are fast falling in, and in my opinion we shall have a most overwhelming, glorious, triumph."Abraham Lincoln to Mary Todd Lincoln, 12 June 1848, CW, 1:477-78; Abraham Lincoln to William H. Herndon, 12 June 1848, CW, 1:476-77.