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Monday, May 16, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes $38.80 check to H. C. Myers, commission merchant. DLC—Original.

Lincoln writes to G. W. Greenwood and declines an invitation "to attend the commencement of Lombard University [located in Galesburg, Illinois], beginning on the 6th of June." Lincoln explains, "Our Federal court here will be in session then; and I can not leave it. I lost nearly the whole of last year, which makes it necessary for me to stick the closer to business thus. Please make my apology to the committee, and accept . . . my thanks for the invitation." Abraham Lincoln to G. W. Greenwood (copy), 16 May 1859, Lincoln Collection, Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS.