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Tuesday, March 13, 1832-Tuesday, April 3, 1832+-

Tuesday, March 13, 1832-Tuesday, April 3, 1832

Steamboat Talisman, J. M. Pollock, Master, leaves Beardstown to ascend Sangamon to Vincent A. Bogue's mill at Portland, five miles north of Springfield. Several citizens of New Salem and Springfield, including Lincoln, go along to help clear obstructions. Four days are spent breaking through ice at Sangamon entrance. Boat does not arrive at Portland landing until March 24, 1832.

Lincoln probably attends ball at court house in Springfield on March 26, 1832. After staying week at Portland landing, trip down Sangamon begins with Lincoln as assistant to J. Rowan Herndon of New Salem, pilot. Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL), 29 March 1832; Missouri Republican (St. Louis, MO), 21 February 1832, 28 February 1832, 6 March 1832, 13 March 1832, 27 March 1832, 3 April 1832.