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Tuesday, October 16, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

John G. Nicolay records incident: "Mr. Lincoln, coming to his room this morning, was accosted by a stranger who inquired the way to the same place. Mr. Lincoln offered to show him the way, and arriving, very much electrified the man by turning round and saying to him, 'I am Lincoln.' He had no idea he was being ciceroned by the famous Rail Splitter." ISLA—Memo. Ms.