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Saturday, January 27, 1849.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln answers House roll call. Journal.

Evening meeting of subscribers to Inaugural Ball is held at Willard's Hotel. Lincoln is elected to board of managers. National Intelligencer, 30 January 1849.

Lincoln writes to John Murray, of Belleville, Illinois. Murray seeks a federal position and asks Lincoln to intervene on his behalf. Lincoln answers, "I entertain the strongest personal friendship for you; but I have more than one application . . . before yours, appealing to my feelings in the same way. I know not what control of this matter may fall into my hands; and I can only say . . . that I will . . . when the time comes, give your claim, among others, that consideration, which is due to impartiality, fairness, and friendship." Abraham Lincoln to John Murray, 27 January 1849, CW, 2:24-25.