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Friday, February 26, 1841.+-

Springfield, IL.

Petition of John Stuart presented by Lincoln is referred to select committee of Lincoln, Woodson of Greene, and Threlkeld of Coles. When Wickliffe Kitchell of Montgomery opposes Lincoln's canal bill amendment, Lincoln tells story of man who kept firing at squirrel in tree that turned out to be a louse on his eyebrow. Lincoln and 34 other House Whigs sign protest against judiciary reorganization.House Journal; Remarks in Illinois Legislature Concerning a Bill for Completion of the Illinois and Michigan Canal, 26 February 1841, CW, 1:243-44; Whig Protest in Illinois Legislature Against the Reorganization of the Judiciary, 26 February 1841, CW, 1:244-49.