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Saturday, April 30, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln wins People v. Nash alias Sullivan when motion to quash indictment is argued and allowed. Record.

Lincoln writes to Ohio Governor Salmon P. Chase and thanks him for "being one of the very few distinguished men" who supported Lincoln in the 1858 Senate race against incumbent Stephen A. Douglas. Lincoln writes, "Of course I would have preferred success . . . I have no regrets for having rejected all advice to the contrary, and resolutely made the struggle." He concludes that had the Republicans not challenged Douglas, "the Republican cause would have been anihilated in Illinois, and, as I think, demoralized, and prostrated everywhere for years, if not forever." Salmon P. Chase to Abraham Lincoln, 14 April 1859, Robert Todd Lincoln Collection of the Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Abraham Lincoln to Salmon P. Chase, 30 April 1859, CW, 3:378.

Mrs. Lincoln sends Robert to Smith's store to exchange hats and to buy sugar, shoes, and crockery. Pratt, Personal Finances, 156.