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Wednesday, March 16, 1853.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln signs a receipt and a duplicate of the receipt for the $25 payment he receives from the Board of Trustees of the Illinois & Michigan Canal. Lincoln testified on behalf of the board before a House committee of the Illinois General Assembly concerning a bill introduced by Mr. Haven to "prevent diverting water from the Des Plaines river at Joliet." Receipt, 16 March 1853; Duplicate Receipt, 16 March 1853, both in Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL.