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Friday, July 29, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to Thomas H. Cory on how to become Republican nominee for Congress. He declines Nathan B. Dodson's invitation to deliver "agricultural address" at Morris, Ill. "This year I must devote to my private business." Abraham Lincoln to Thomas H. Cory, 29 July 1859, CW, 3:395; Abraham Lincoln to Nathan B. Dodson, 29 July 1859, CW, 3:396.

He writes check for $88.70 to I. B. Curran, jeweller, who recently advertised "New and Elegant Stock of Watches." DLC—Original.

Robert buys six chickens at Smith's for 15¢ each. Pratt, Personal Finances, 158.