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Saturday, July 21, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

In western Illinois rumor persists that Lincoln years ago attended Know-Nothing lodge in Quincy. Lincoln writes to Abraham Jonas, reciting in detail his movements on two pertinent occasions when he visited Quincy, and asks that affidavits be procured from respectable men to settle the question. "It must not publicly appear that I am paying any attention to the charge." Lincoln endorses Gov. John Wood's invitation to Seward to speak in Springfield. Abraham Lincoln to Abraham Jonas, 21 July 1860, CW, 4:85-86; Abraham Lincoln to William H. Seward, [21 July 1860], CW, 4:86-87.