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Thursday, February 16, 1854.+-

Springfield, IL to Chicago, IL?

[Most members of legislature, many Springfield residents, and several editors start to Chicago as guests of Chicago citizens. At 7:00 A.M. they board cars for Bloomington. There they change to Illinois Central. At La Salle they transfer to Rock Island, on which they reach Chicago. Though no evidence connects Lincoln with this excursion, it is likely that he took part in it. Illinois Journal, 20 February 1854.

Mrs. Lincoln buys and charges ($1.50) pair of boys' boots. Pratt, Personal Finances, 146.]