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Monday, January 6, 1851.+-

Springfield, IL.

Illinois legislature convenes. In letter to William Martin February 19, 1851, Lincoln says: "The Legislature having got out of the way, I at last find time to attend to the business you left with me." Abraham Lincoln to William Martin, 19 February 1851, CW, 2:98-100.

From this it appears that when not busy in court, he was following activities of legislature.