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Thursday, February 18, 1858.+-

Chicago, IL.

Lincoln talks politics with Norman B. Judd, who has just returned from Washington. "He says Douglas is dead—feels bad, is gloomy, miserable, knows he is lost." Joseph F. Newton, Lincoln and Herndon (Cedar Rapids, IA: Torch Press, 1910), 143.

Judd tells Lincoln that if he wants to be senator, he must personally canvass central Illinois. Judd to Trumbull, 19 April 1858, Lyman Trumbull Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.