Abraham Lincoln to Lyman Trumbull, December 18, 1857

Source citation
Abraham Lincoln to Lyman Trumbull, December 18, 1857, Springfield, IL, in Roy P. Basler, ed., The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln (8 vols., New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1953), 2: 428, http://quod.lib.umich.edu/l/lincoln/.
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Transcription adapted from The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln (1953), edited by Roy P. Basler
Adapted by Michael Blake, Dickinson College
The following transcript has been adapted from The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln (1953).

Hon: L. Trumbull: Springfield, Decr. 18. 1857

Dear Sir: Yours of the 7th. telling me that Mrs. Gray is in Washington, reached [me] last night. Herewith I return the notices which I will thank you to serve and return as before requested. This notice is not required by law; and I am giving it merely because I think fairness requires it.

Nearly all the democrats here stick to Douglas; but they are hobbling along with the idea that there is no split between him and Buchanan. Accordingly they indulge the most extravagant eulogies on B., & his message; and insist that he has not indorsed the Lecompton Constitution.

I wish not to tax your time; but when you return the notice, I shall be glad to have your general view of the then present aspect of affairs. Yours very truly A. LINCOLN

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