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Friday, January 19, 1849.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln votes against reconsideration of bill granting compensation for slave sent west with Indians. He votes against passage, but it passes 101-95. Globe.

To J. B. Herrick, who has recommended William M. Black for register of Land Office at Vandalia, Lincoln writes: "I shall, when the time comes, try to do right, in view of all the lights then before me." Abraham Lincoln to Josiah B. Herrick, 19 January 1849, CW, 2:23-24.