Abraham Lincoln to Richard Yates, September 30, 1857

Source citation
Abraham Lincoln to Richard Yates, September 30, 1857, Springfield, IL, in Roy P. Basler, ed., The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln (11 vols., New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1953), 2: 424, http://quod.lib.umich.edu/l/lincoln/.
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Letter
Transcriber
Transcription adapted from The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln (1953), edited by Roy P. Basler
Adapted by Matthew Pinsker, Dickinson College
The following transcript has been adapted from The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln (1953).
Hon: R. Yates--- Springfield,
Dear Sir: Sept. 30. 1857-

Your letter, called out by the letter of J. O. Johnson,was received by me on my return from Chicago.

Mr. Johnson wrote the letter by concert with me; and is entirely reliable. He is a new-comer; but he can devote more time to getting up an organization, than any one I know, who knows as well as he, how to do it.

And now, let me say, I wish you could make up your mind to come to the Legislature from Morgan next term. You can be elected, and I doubt some whether any other friend can. It will be something of a sacrafice to you; but can you not make it? 

Yours as ever A. LINCOLN.

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