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Monday, December 17, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes Trumbull and Weed: let there be no compromise on slavery extension. To Weed he defines his position on secession: "My opinion is that no state can, in any way lawfully, get out of the Union, without the consent of the others; and that it is the duty of the President, and other government functionaries to run the machine as it is." Abraham Lincoln to Lyman Trumbull, 17 December 1860, CW, 4:153; Abraham Lincoln to Thurlow Weed, 17 December 1860, CW, 4:154.

Mrs. Lincoln buys and charges yard goods and edging. Pratt, Personal Finances, 150.