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Saturday, February 2, 1861.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to the Louisville (Kentucky) Journal editor, George D. Prentice, who asked Lincoln to provide an advance copy of the inaugural address. Lincoln responds, "I have the document already blocked out; but in the now rapidly shifting scenes, I shall have to hold it subject to revision up to near the time of delivery." Abraham Lincoln to George D. Prentice, 2 February 1861, CW, 4:184.