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Monday, February 9, 1857.+-

Springfield, IL.

First issue of Springfield "Republican" appears and copy is left at Lincoln residence. Reproached with having subscribed to "another worthless little paper," Lincoln answers evasively, "I have not directed the paper to be left." Mrs. Lincoln orders carrier to make no more deliveries. Abraham Lincoln to John E. Rosette, 20 February 1857, CW, 2:389-90.