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Friday, June 10, 1853.+-

Springfield, IL.

James M. Higgins, Medical Superintendent of State Hospital for the Insane at Jacksonville, was removed by Board of Trustees June 6, 1853. His attorney, D. A. Smith, sends him to confer with Lincoln and Logan. Lincoln sends him back with letter to Smith stating that he and Logan think that Higgins' removal invalid. Abraham Lincoln to David A. Smith, 10 June 1853, CW, 2:197-98.