“Lincoln in New York,” Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, April 21, 1859, p. 2: 1.
Chicago Press and Tribune
Lincoln in New York
Don Sailer, Dickinson College
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LINCOLN IN NEW YORK.
The New York Tribune, in publishing letters from prominent Republicans who replied to invitations to attend the Jefferson Birthday Celebration in Boston, omits the letter of Hon. A. LINCOLN, of Illinois. Whether the Republicanism to which that gentleman gives utterance is unsuited to the appetite of that disorganizing sheet, or whether it disliked to contrast his sentiments with its recent support of Douglas, we do not care to inquire. Sufficient for us is the omission – a part and parcel of which the Tribune has pursued toward one of the ablest and purest Republicans in the Union, since he dared to oppose the nominee of that sheet for United States Senator from Illinois. We state the fact only; we do not complain.