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Friday, August 24, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes long autobiographical letter to his relative John Hanks of Macon County, who started "Rail Splitter" movement at Decatur convention. John's brother Charles has claimed Decatur rails were fakes. "Don't let this letter be made public." Abraham Lincoln to John Hanks, 24 August 1860, CW, 4:100-1.

He gives fourth sitting to J. Henry Brown. InFtwL—Brown Journal, Photocopy.