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Wednesday, October 24, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln denies he ever gave money to Kansas Emigrant Aid societies. "I once subscribed twentyfive dollars, to be paid whenever Judge Logan would decide it was necessary to enable the people of Kansas to defend themselves against any force coming against them from without the Territory, and not by authority of the United States. Logan never made the decision, and I never paid." He writes note for "lady-bearer," instructing freight agent to "let her have the freight, and I will pay you any amount not exceeding four dollars on presentation of this note." Abraham Lincoln to J. C. Lee, 24 October 1860, CW, 4:131-32; Guarantee to Pay Freight Charges for a Lady, 24 October 1860, CW, 4:131.