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Sunday, September 20, 1857.+-

Chicago, IL.

Mrs. Lincoln writes to Emily Todd Helm about her trip to New York. "I often laugh," she says, "& tell Mr. Lincoln that I am determined my next husband shall be rich." This throws light on Lincoln's mysterious eastern trip, suggesting pleasure tour taken on strength of large fee won from Illinois Central. Sandburg & Angle, 201; Helm, Mary, 122-23.