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Wednesday, May 2, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

To R. M. Corwine of Ohio Lincoln outlines his prospects. "I think the Illinois delegation will be unanamous for me at the start; and no other delegation will. . . . You know how it is in Ohio. I am certainly not the first choice there; and yet I have not heard that any one makes any positive objection to me. It is just so everywhere so far as I can perceive." Dubois and Davis will be in Chicago to confer with "friends from other States." Lincoln thanks James G. Wilson of Chicago for sending book of Fitz-Greene Halleck's poems, praising several. Abraham Lincoln to Richard M. Corwine, 2 May 1860, CW, 4:47-48; Abraham Lincoln to James G. Wilson, 2 May 1860, CW, 4:48.