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Thursday, March 6, 1851.+-

Springfield, IL.

Replying to Martin, Lincoln states: "In my view, if there were no minutes—no entries in writing—of the calls, then we could prove by parol that the Directors required the payments, and procured the publication of notices of them in the papers." He does not think that change in location of road will release stock subscribers from liability. Abraham Lincoln to William Martin, 6 March 1851, CW, 2:102-3.