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Sunday, July 4, 1858.+-

Springfield, IL.

For many days Lincoln has been listing 1856 election results as guides to campaigning to win legislature. His calculations are completed before July 16, 1858. He concludes that, in House, 17 districts can be ignored as hopeless. "Struggle for the following." He lists 19 districts, with figures, analysis, and recapitulation. In Senate, "we must struggle for" six districts. 1858 Campaign Strategy, [July 1858], CW, 2:476-81.