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Tuesday, September 20, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL and Jacksonville, IL.

Lincoln draws up instructions for Merryman in case his opponent should wish to have matter settled. In case no settlement is made, he selects as weapons cavalry broadswords of largest size, and outlines other duel preliminaries. Fearing arrest, Lincoln leaves for Jacksonville early to await his second and friends.Memorandum of Duel Instructions to Elias H. Merryman, [19 September 1842], CW, 1:300-2.