Lincoln organizing aggressively for 1858 elections

Abraham Lincoln writes a letter to former congressman Richard Yates urging him to run for the state legislature as a way to increase the Republican Party's chances of controlling the legislature and aiding the party's nominee in his campaign to win a seat in the U.S. Senate. (By Matthew Pinsker)
Source Citation
"The Lincoln Log," September 30, 1857, The Papers of Abraham Lincoln, http://www.thelincolnlog.org/view/1857/9/30
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Campaigns/Elections
Relevance
Personal
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