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Tuesday, May 1, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes Trumbull that all expect Douglas to be nominated by Charleston Democratic convention. To C. M. Allen of Indiana he confesses that nomination of Douglas will put case "in the hardest shape for us." Dubois and David Davis will meet Allen in Chicago. "If you let Usher & Griswold of Terre-Haute know, I think they will co-operate with you." Abraham Lincoln to Lyman Trumbull, 1 May 1860, CW, 4:47; Abraham Lincoln to Cyrus M. Allen, 1 May 1860, CW, 4:46-47.

Lincoln writes to Thomas C. Moore, of Batavia, Illinois, and declines Moore's invitation to speak at the Kane County Republican Convention scheduled to take place on May 5 at the "Court House in Geneva." Lincoln explains, "I now find it will be impossible for me to be with you on the 5th . . . I regret this; but I am not personally very prepossessing; and our good friends in Kane, as elsewhere, have seen all my thoughts on paper; and hence they will not be much the losers." Thomas C. Moore to Abraham Lincoln, 9 April 1860, Robert Todd Lincoln Collection of the Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Abraham Lincoln to Thomas C. Moore, 1 May 1860, CW, 10:52-53.