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Friday, November 10, 1854.+-

Clinton, IL.

Anti-Nebraska legislature having been elected, Lincoln conceives senatorial ambitions. He writes Charles Hoyt of Aurora: "Some friends here are really for me, for the U.S. Senate; and I should be very grateful if you could make a mark for me among your members. Please write me at all events, giving me the names, post-offices, and 'political position' of members round about you. Direct to Springfield." Abraham Lincoln to Charles Hoyt, 10 November 1854, CW, 2:286.

He also writes to John Y. Scammon of Chicago, and writes plea and notice for Joseph Winkel and Andrew C. Scott in Scott v. Winkel & C. Scott, signing "Wickizer & Lincoln." Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.