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on, the train stopped at Westfield, Chautauqua County, at which place I then resided. Mr. Lincoln said, I have a correspondent in this place, a little girl whose name is Grace Bedell, and I would like to see her. I was conveyed to him; he stepped from the cars, extending his hand and saying, You see I have let these whiskers grow for you, Grace, kissed me, shook me cordially by the hand, and was gone. I was frequently afterward assured of his remembrance.--Grace G. Bedell, Ms. letter, Dec. 14, 1866. Mr. Lincoln usually gratified the wishes of the crowds, who called him out for a speech whether it was down on the regular programme of movements or not. In all cases his remarks were well-timed and sensibly uttered. At Indianapolis, where the Legislature was in session, he halted for a day and delivered a speech the burden of which was an answer to the Southern charges of coercion and invasion. From Indianapolis he moved on to Cincinnati and Columbus, at the last-named place meeting