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Friday, January 4, 1861.+-

Springfield, IL.

Sen.-elect Salmon P. Chase (Ohio), former governor of Ohio and candidate for Republican nomination in 1860, arrives in Springfield. "He comes by invitation of the President and will probably be tendered the Secretaryship of State." N.Y. Herald, 5 January 1861.

After interview with Lincoln Chase writes Cong. Elihu B. Washburne (Ill.), friend of Lincoln: "It is a mistaken supposition that Mr. Lincoln has as yet tendered me the Treasury Dept." Chase to Washburne, 14 January 1861, Elihu B. Washburne, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.