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Friday, August 18, 1854.+-

Springfield, IL.

In letter to Yates Lincoln recalls their meeting of August 9, 1854. "I am disappointed at not having seen or heard from you since I met you more than a week ago at the railroad depot here. I wish to have the matter we spoke of settled and working to its consummation." Lincoln asks permission to announce Yates' candidacy, and encloses draft of notice he wants to insert in "Illinois Journal." Abraham Lincoln to Richard Yates, 18 August 1854, CW, 2:226.