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Wednesday, April 6, 1859.+-

Bloomington, IL.

Lincoln declines, on ground of other engagements, invitation from H. L. Pierce and others to attend meeting in Boston April 28, 1859 in honor of birth of Thomas Jefferson. In his letter he argues that Republicans, rather than Democrats, are Jefferson's true disciples. Although in Bloomington, Lincoln datelines letter "Springfield," evidently so that Boston committee will not mislocate his residence. Abraham Lincoln to Henry L. Pierce and Others, 6 April 1859, CW, 3:374-76.

In court he represents plaintiffs in Browning & Bushnell v. Price & Fell, assumpsit. Court tries case and awards plaintiffs $370.82 damages. Record.

[Robert buys half-pound of tea at Smith's store. Pratt, Personal Finances, 155.]