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Wednesday, September 30, 1857.+-

Springfield, IL.

In letter to Richard Yates, Lincoln recommends J. O. Johnson as competent political organizer. "And now, let me say," he concludes, "I wish you could make up your mind to come to the Legislature from Morgan next term. You can be elected, and I doubt some whether any other friend can. It will be something of a sacrafice to you; but can you not make it?" Abraham Lincoln to Richard Yates, 30 September 1857, CW, 2:424.

Lincoln receives $500 legal fee for services to Mississippi Bridge Co. in "Effie Afton" case. John W. Starr, Lincoln and the Railroads: A Biographical Study (New York: Dodd, Mead, 1927), 114.