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Thursday, November 14, 1839.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes Stuart that Douglas has given up contest to get Stuart's seat in Congress. He believes Noah W. Matheny will be elected to succeed C. R. Matheny, his father, as county clerk. Lincoln fears outcome of approaching legislative contest between T. J. Nance (Dem.) and John Bennett (Whig).Abraham Lincoln to John T. Stuart, 14 November 1839, CW, 1:154.