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Tuesday, February 14, 1843.+-

Springfield, IL.

In letters to two fellow Whigs, Lincoln expresses a desire to run for Congress. Lincoln asks his "personal friend" Richard S. Thomas, of Virginia, Illinois, to correct the "mistaken" notion of "any one" under the impression "that Lincoln don't want to go to Congress." Lincoln also makes his ambition known to Alden Hull, "to whom I may, without fear, communicate a fact which I wish my particular know." Lincoln considers Hull, of Tazewell County, to be "a good whig, and an honorable man." Abraham Lincoln to Alden Hull, 14 February 1843, CW, 1:306-7; Abraham Lincoln to Richard S. Thomas, 14 February 1843, CW, 1:307.