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Friday, February 1, 1861.+-

En route and Springfield, IL.

Lincoln returns home, probably in late afternoon, after seeing stepmother in Coles County, Ill. Charles H. Coleman, Abraham Lincoln and Coles County, Illinois (New Brunswick, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1955), 210.

In writing Sen. Seward (N.Y.) of meeting with Cong. Kellogg (Ill.) on January 21, 1861, he states: "On the territorial question—that is, the question of extending slavery under the national auspices,—I am inflexible. I am for no compromise which assists or permits the extension of the institution on soil owned by the nation." Abraham Lincoln to William H. Seward, 1 February 1861, CW, 4:183.

Receives bronze medal of Henry Clay sent by Daniel Ullmann, New York attorney. Abraham Lincoln to Daniel Ullmann, 1 February 1861, CW, 4:183-84.

Accepts invitation of committee of citizens of Cincinnati to stop on way to Washington. Baltimore Sun, 4 February 1861; Abraham Lincoln to Benjamin Eggleston, Charles L. Moore, and A. McAlpin, 1 February 1861, CW, 4:182.