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Wednesday, September 26, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Prince of Wales passes through Springfield. Lincoln tells reporter that he wanted to see royal visitor, but that action on his part would have been inconsistent with dignity. So he remains at state house, where he met "so many sovereigns during the day that really the Prince had come and gone" before he knew it. N.Y. Herald, 20 October 1860.

Lincoln writes two brief political letters. Abraham Lincoln to Benjamin F. James, 26 September 1860, CW, 4:121; Abraham Lincoln to Nehemiah D. Sperry, 26 September 1860, CW, 4:121-22.