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Thursday, July 28, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to fellow attorney and Republican Samuel Galloway, of Columbus, Ohio. Galloway had written to Lincoln about Ohio's recent Republican Convention and confided that Ohio Governor Salmon P. Chase's "ultra ideas" make him unelectable. Galloway suggested that Lincoln would make a good presidential nominee. Lincoln thanks Galloway for the "very complimentary, not to say flattering letter." He agrees that Chase "may not be the most suitable . . . candidate for the Presidency." Lincoln adds, "I must say I do not think myself fit for the Presidency." Abraham Lincoln to Samuel Galloway, 28 July 1859, CW, 3:394-95.

He deposits $250 in Marine & Fire Insurance Co. Marine Bank Ledger.