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Wednesday, May 30, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Problems of patronage are already before Lincoln. He writes Leonard Swett of Bloomington his intentions toward New York Republican factions headed by Weed and James Putnam. "It can not have failed to strike you that these men ask for just, the same thing—fairness, and fairness only. This, so far as in my power, they, and all others, shall have." Abraham Lincoln to Leonard Swett, 30 May 1860, CW, 4:57.

Lincoln buys Tonic and "Hair Balsam" at his drug store. Pratt, Personal Finances, 153.