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Monday, May 14, 1855.+-

Springfield, IL and Clinton, IL.

From Springfield, Lincoln writes to Wilbur F. Boggs, of Kingston, Missouri, regarding Clandey Barnette, who served with Lincoln in the Black Hawk War of 1832. Boggs wrote to Lincoln on behalf of Barnette, who seeks proof of a military "discharge" so that he may make a "Claim for Bounty Land." Lincoln does not have access to the "old rolls or papers of my company." He writes, "I do very well remember, however, that Clandy Barnett, a small man, with a scar on his face, and not far from my own age . . . did serve more than fourteen days (near forty I think) in the company of which I had the command as Captain . . . and that he was entitled to an honorable discharge." Wilbur F. Boggs to Abraham Lincoln, 19 April 1855, IHi, Springfield, IL; Abraham Lincoln to Wilbur F. Boggs, 14 May 1855, CW, 2:311-12.

At Clinton, where DeWitt Circuit Court is in session, Lincoln appears in two cases. Record.

Lincoln's account at John Williams' store is charged 10ยข for "Sewing Silk," for which Mrs. Lincoln sent "Son." Pratt, Personal Finances, 147.