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Wednesday, December 12, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Blair spends most of day with Lincoln. He denounces compromise and concession. N.Y. Herald, 17 December 1860.

Lincoln replies to demands that he place in his cabinet two or three Southerners from opposition parties by publishing short editorial in "Illinois State Journal." Who knows whether they would accept? If so, who surrenders, they or Lincoln? Or do they commence "in open opposition?" Editorial in the Illinois State Journal, 12 December 1860, CW, 4:150.

Mrs. Lincoln buys and charges $8 shawl and 14 yards of "Moreno" ($15.40). Pratt, Personal Finances, 150.