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Monday, September 10, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

"I have pleasure in assuring you," Lincoln writes to Charles G. Wilson, "that there is no great pressure upon me for the offices in prospect." Lincoln, Browning, Hatch, and Dubois have conference for "arranging some political appointments." Abraham Lincoln to Charles G. Wilson, 10 September 1860, CW, 4:114; Browning, Diary.

Lincoln is awarded land grant (120 acres) by federal government for Black Hawk War service. Emanuel Hertz, Abraham Lincoln: A New Portrait, 2 vols. (New York: Liveright, 1931), 785.