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Tuesday, April 7, 1857.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln, Herndon, and prominent Missouri politician—probably Frank Blair—have conversation in Lincoln's office regarding Republicanism in border states in 1860. They plan to have Republican party endorsed by "Missouri Democrat" of St. Louis, then by Louisville "Journal," then by some paper, to be selected later, in Virginia. Joseph F. Newton, Lincoln and Herndon (Cedar Rapids, IA: Torch Press, 1910), 114, 124.