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Thursday, January 10, 1861.+-

Springfield, IL.

Sen. Seward (N.Y.) accepts secretaryship of state. "The republicans are in ecstacies. . . . Mr. Lincoln takes the news from Charleston [firing on "Star of the West," chartered side-wheel steamer] very gravely. It is thought that the Rubicon is now crossed." N.Y. Herald, 11 January 1861.

Mrs. Lincoln, accompanied by brother-in-law, Clark M. Smith, and former Cong. Tuck (N.H.), leaves for New York to make purchases for White House. Helm, Mary, 153.

Lincoln withdraws $24.05 from Springfield Marine Bank. Pratt, Personal Finances, 175.