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Thursday, January 11, 1849.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln's boarding house messmates linger at table all evening discussing Lincoln's amendment. They heartily approve. "Giddings' Diary," Cleveland Post, 31 March 1878; John G. Nicolay and John Hay, Abraham Lincoln: A History, 10 vols. (New York: Century, 1890), 1:533.

Lincoln writes to James M. McLean, former Whig legislative colleague, who asked about jobs. Lincoln says he knows nothing about Taylor's intentions. Abraham Lincoln to James M. McLean, 11 January 1849, CW, 2:22.