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Tuesday, July 25, 1837.+-

Springfield, IL.

At 2 p.m., Lincoln, several other state legislators, and "other distinguished men" dine at George W. Spotswood's Rural Hotel. A group of citizens organized the meal to honor the legislators "for a faithful performance of their official duties." In February, the General Assembly voted to relocate the state capitol from Vandalia to Springfield. Lincoln toasts, "All our friends.—They are too numerous to be now named individually, while there is no one of them who is not too dear to be forgotten or neglected."A Toast Volunteered at a Public Dinner at Springfield, Illinois, 25 July 1837, CW, 1:87; Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL), 29 July 1837, 2:1.