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Saturday, November 2, 1839.+-

Springfield, IL.

John T. Stuart leaves to take seat in Congress. Lincoln signalizes his partner's departure for Washington by entering in firm's fee book, "Commencement of Lincoln's Administration."Stuart & Lincoln fee book.

He does preliminary paper work in two Sangamon Circuit Court cases, writing and signing "Stuart & Lincoln" to declaration in Calvin Kendall v. Willis G. Moffett, and declaration and praecipe in Henry Kendall v. James F. Hardin & John R. Reagor.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

He writes to William Doughty of Tremont, where he left his coat. He asks Doughty, keeper of Franklin Tavern, to buy length of coarse domestic (for which Lincoln will pay), wrap it around coat, tie in bundle with enclosed addressed card showing, "and hand the bundle to the Stage driver on his trip towards Springfield."Abraham Lincoln to William Doughty, 2 November 1839, CW, 1:154.