William A. Ross to Abraham Lincoln, March 18, 1859

Source citation
William A. Ross to Abraham Lincoln, March 18, 1859, Washington, IL, Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress, http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/alhtml/malhome.html.
Author (from)
Ross, William A.
Type
Letter
Date Certainty
Exact
Transcriber
Transcribed by the Lincoln Studies Center, Knox College, Galesburg, IL
Adapted by Don Sailer, Dickinson College
The following transcript has been adapted from the Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress.

Washington Tazewell Co Ill March 18th 1859

Hon A Lincoln

I wish to enquire of you if you have any objections to have the Debates between your self & Judge Douglass [Douglas] published in Book form with a view of selling them if it is Satisfactory with you and I can make the arrangement to get them up I propose to begin with the Republican platform adopted at Springfield Your speech made at that time then Douglass [Douglas] Chicago speech your reply to it then follow with the seven joint Discusions I propose takeing them from the Chicago Press & Tribune I believe they would Sell readily and to good profit if you think it would not injure the Cause of the Republican party I would like to make the Exprirment for I hope to succede in 1860 I will not go into the arrangement unless it is satisfactory all around if we conclude to do it would it be necessary to get the consent of Judge Douglass [Douglas] please consider the matter and answer

yours & c Wm. A. Ross

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