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Thursday, February 7, 1861.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln invites Orville H. Browning, attorney who later succeeds Stephen A. Douglas in U.S. Senate, to accompany him to Washington. Browning agrees to go as far as Indianapolis. Browning, Diary.

Declines invitation from people of Massachusetts to visit state for "want of time." Abraham Lincoln to John A. Andrew and the Senate and House of Representatives of Massachusetts, 7 February 1861, CW, 4:186.

Accepts invitation to visit Columbus, Ohio. Acknowledges invitation from citizens of Dayton, Ohio: "I will endeavor to pass through and at least bow to the friends there." Abraham Lincoln to William Dennison, 7 February 1861, CW, 4:186-87; Abraham Lincoln to John G. Lowe, Thomas A. Phillips, and W. H. Gillespie, 7 February 1861, CW, 4:187.

Withdraws $104.70 from Springfield Marine Bank. Pratt, Personal Finances, 175.