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Monday, February 20, 1843.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes affidavit of Thomas Rudder in Rudder v. Rudder, who swears it before John Calhoun, clerk of Sangamon Circuit Court.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

[Gen. William F. Thornton gives party at Globe Tavern, Lincoln's residence, for legislators and friends, moving reporter to write: "There was a sound of revelry by night, and Springfield's capital had gathered then, Her beauty and her chivalry, and bright—The lamps shone oe'r fair women and brave men—" Peoria Democratic Press, 1 March 1843.]