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Thursday, February 3, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes Speed that Speed's anxiety about his fiancee's health "will forever banish those horid doubts" of his affection for her. He hopes that her improving health will make Speed forget "the sorrows of the past, in the enjoyments of the present. . . . I have been quite clear of hypo since you left,—even better than I was along in the fall."Abraham Lincoln to Joshua F. Speed, 3 February 1842, CW, 1:267-68.