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Monday, January 28, 1861.+-

Springfield, IL.

"The first draft of the Inaugural Message is now being made by the President-elect, . . . It will not be finished until after consultation with the Republican leaders in Washington. . . . No further invitations will be issued to prominent politicians to visit the President-elect, and none are desired here. The Cabinet will be completed in Washington." N.Y. Tribune, 29 January 1861.

Lincoln invites his cousin, John Hanks, to "go along" on visit to Coles County, Ill., January 30, 1861. Abraham Lincoln to John Hanks, 28 January 1861, CW, 4:181.

Committee representing citizens of Indianapolis calls upon Lincoln to present transcript of resolutions inviting him to visit city en route to Washington. The same day Lincoln writes committee accepting invitation and setting February 12, 1861 as date. Abraham Lincoln to James Sulgrove, Eric Locke, William Wallace, and John F. Wood, 28 January 1861, CW, 4:181-82.

Withdraws $40.90 from Springfield Marine Bank. Pratt, Personal Finances, 175.