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Saturday, March 17, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln, Hatch, Dubois, and Herndon have farewell interview with Gov. Bissell, mortally ill and sinking rapidly. Chicago Tribune, 23 March 1860.

Lincoln writes E. Stafford that financial part of arrangement Stafford proposes is impossible. He cannot raise $10,000; "nor have my friends, so far as I know, yet reached the point of staking any money on my chances of success." He also writes to James W. Somers, Urbana attorney, advice about Somers' thought of moving to Chicago, Missouri, or Kansas. Abraham Lincoln to E. Stafford, 17 March 1860, CW, 4:33; Abraham Lincoln to James W. Somers, 17 March 1860, CW, 4:33.