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Wednesday, August 9, 1854.+-

Springfield, IL.

At railroad station Lincoln meets Richard Yates, Anti-Nebraska congressman, returning from Washington to his home in Jacksonville, and talks with him about running for re-election. Abraham Lincoln to Richard Yates, 18 August 1854, CW, 2:226; Illinois Journal, 9 August 1854.

(This meeting marks Lincoln's re-entry into politics, caused by repeal of Missouri Compromise, which Lincoln said "aroused him as he had never been before." Autobiography Written for John L. Scripps, [c. June 1860], CW, 4:60-67.)