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Monday, February 4, 1861.+-

Springfield, IL.

President-elect receives delegation from Pennsylvania, which presses claims of former Gov. Andrew H. Reeder (Kansas Terr.), should Sen. Cameron (Pa.) withdraw from cabinet scramble. N.Y. Tribune, 5 February 1861.

Lincoln writes to newspaper editor and political insider Thurlow Weed, of Albany, New York. Lincoln seeks to dispel the notion that he endorses a candidate to fill secretary-of-state nominee William Seward's U.S. Senate seat. Lincoln admits that he discussed the matter with a New York state legislator, "but always with an express protest that my name must not be used in the Senatorial election, if favor of, or against any one. Any other representation of me, is a misrepresentation." Thurlow Weed to Abraham Lincoln, 28 January 1861; David Davis to Abraham Lincoln, 2 February 1861, both in Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Abraham Lincoln to Thurlow Weed, 4 February 1861, CW, 4:185-86.

Limits visiting hours from 3:30 until 5 P.M. Illinois State Journal, 4 February 1861.

Suspends cabinet negotiations and intends to do so until he arrives in Washington. Villard, Eve of '61, 60.

Accepts invitation of New York Legislature to pass through state en route to Washington. Abraham Lincoln to Edwin D. Morgan, 4 February 1861, CW, 4:185.