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Tuesday, January 25, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

As plaintiffs' attorney Lincoln dismisses two cases in U.S. Circuit Court— Palmer & Wallace v. Magill, Denton & Co., and Harrison v. Greer. Record.

He writes testimonial letter for Samuel M. Hitt, who is traveling east on business. Testimonial Letter for Samuel M. Hitt, 25 January 1859, CW, 3:350-51.

In the evening, Springfield's Concert Hall is the scene of a celebration marking the 100th birthday of the late Scottish poet Robert Burns. The organizers promoted an evening of "toasts, sentiments[,] and songs." A newspaper reported that the "supper was splendid and abundant, and was well attended. The toasts offered on this occasion were most appropriate, and were responded to by some of the most talented men of the state, among whom were, Abraham Lincoln . . . and others." Daily Illinois State Journal, (Springfield), 25 January 1859, 3:3; Daily Illinois State Journal (Springfield), 27 January 1859, 3:1; Daily Illinois State Journal (Springfield), 28 January 1859, 3:4; The Greenville Advocate (IL), 10 February 1859, 2:2.

Smith's store sells gallon of syrup on Lincoln's account and 11 pounds of sugar, which Robert takes home. Pratt, Personal Finances, 154.