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Thursday, July 27, 1854.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to George Shaw in response to Shaw's letter of July 23. Shaw apparently had asked Lincoln to speak at an event to be held in Pekin on August 20. Lincoln responds, "I have promised to be at Mount Morris, in Ogle Co., on the 11th of August and on the 18th and 19th at other places in that vicinity, so that I could not be at Pekin on the 20th." Lincoln suggests that Shaw contact Judge William Kellogg, a former circuit court jurist, who "will do it up quite as well as I could." Abraham Lincoln to George W. Shaw, 27 July 1854, CW 11:8-9.