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Wednesday, August 22, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln declines invitation to horse show at Springfield, Mass. "For reasons not necessary to be mentioned, I am constrained to decline the honor which you so kindly tender me." Abraham Lincoln to George Bliss and Others, 22 August 1860, CW, 4:99.

He sits for J. Henry Brown. InFtwL—Brown Journal, Photocopy.