ALS, IHi. Writing shortly after the first of the year, Lincoln misdated the month.
 Charles H. Ray, who later became editor of the Chicago Tribune.
 Dr. Daniel H. Whitney of Boone County, Illinois.
 A special election held to fill the vacancy in the legislature caused by Lincoln's resignation (see letter to Matheny, November 25, 1854, supra). Norman M. Broadwell was the defeated candidate.