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Monday, February 17, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes declaration in Tydings & Widney v. Hathaway & Fullenwider, and signs "Stuart & Lincoln." Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

[Old Hickory, Democratic campaign paper, appears for first time today. Both Old Hickory and The Old Soldier continue until November election. On February 25, 1840, Judge Thomas C. Browne of Illinois Supreme Court wrote to Henry Eddy that The Old Soldier had 8,000 subscribers and that he expected 20,000. IHi—Eddy Mss., transcripts.]