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Monday, April 26, 1858.+-

Urbana, IL.

From Urbana, Illinois, where he is attending the Champaign County Circuit Court, Lincoln writes to Illinois Congressman Elihu B.Washburne. Lincoln discounts speculation that the congressman is trying to convince Republicans to throw their support to U.S. Senator Stephen A. Douglas in his bid for re-election. Lincoln attributes the allegation to a misunderstanding amid a charged atmosphere. Lincoln adds, "[T]he whole matter was not worth another moment's consideration . . . I am satisfied you have done no wrong, and nobody has intended any wrong to you." Abraham Lincoln to Elihu B. Washburne, 26 April 1858, CW, 2:443-44.