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Saturday, February 9, 1861.+-

Springfield, IL

Lincoln and O. H. Browning discuss at Chenery House state of Union. Browning, Diary.

Lincoln receives gift of suit of clothes manufactured by Titsworth & Brothers of Chicago, to be worn on March 4, 1861. Also receives whistle made from pig's tail. Villard, Eve of '61, 68-69.

Carl Schurz, German refugee and political power, visits Lincoln briefly. Carl Schurz, Intimate Letters of Carl Schurz, 1841-1869, trans and ed. by Joseph Schafer (Madison, WI: n.p., 1928), 244.

Notes representing loans to residents of Sangamon County, Ill., payable to Lincoln, are left, probably on this day, with Robert Irwin, Springfield banker, for safekeeping. Receipt for Notes Left with Robert Irwin for Collection, [9? February 1861], CW, 4:188-89.

Lincoln deposits $75 in Springfield Marine Bank and withdraws $68.04. Pratt, Personal Finances, 164, 175.

Sells to Samuel H. Melvin, Springfield druggist, household furnishings worth $82.25. Receipt to Samuel H. Melvin, 9 February 1861, CW, 4:189.