[1]   ALS-P, ISLA. William M. Dickson, prominent Cincinnati Republican attorney who had been appointed by Governor Salmon P. Chase to fill an unexpired term as judge of the Common Pleas Court of Hamilton County, Ohio, had retired on November 7, 1859. Lincoln had made his acquaintance on the occasion of the speech at Cincinnati, September 17, and together with Mrs. Lincoln had visited in the Dickson home the next day.

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