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Tuesday, January 29, 1839.+-

Vandalia, IL.

House adopts resolution authorizing joint committee to investigate whether state bank is engaging in lead trade at Galena, or trading in salt pork at Alton or elsewhere, and what amounts are owed bank by its directors. Lincoln votes nay, but resolution is adopted 68 to 13.House Journal.

Lincoln writes and sends to Springfield return on summons in Rhoda Hart v. Jefferson Hart et al.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Lincoln writes, for E. D. Baker, letter to William Butler, who has complained about Sangamon County division, and writes one of his own to Butler, denying that Sangamon delegation has been "bought up."Letter Written for Edward D. Baker to William Butler, 26 January 1839, CW, 1:138-39; Abraham Lincoln to William Butler, 26 January 1839, CW, 1:139-40.