Lyman Trumbull to Abraham Lincoln, August 24, 1858

Source citation
Lyman Trumbull to Abraham Lincoln, August 24, 1858, Alton, IL, Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress, http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/alhtml/malhome.html.
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Letter
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Transcriber
Transcribed by the Lincoln Studies Center, Knox College, Galesburg, IL
Adapted by Ben Lyman, Dickinson College
The following transcript has been adapted from the Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress.

Alton, Aug. 24, 1857 [1858].

Dear Lincoln,

I have just read & am delighted with the debate at Ottawa-- In manner, temper, spirit, eloquence & every thing else you have obtained a complete triumph over the little pettifogger, for really that is all he is-- It seems to me that the debate at Ottawa ought to be [about?] sufficient to decide the contest with all intelligent men, & it ought to be read by every man in the state-- Things here look quite as favorably as I expected-- I am to speak here to-morrow evening & Blair & Brown of St. Louis have promised to come up to the meeting-- Do not fail to be at Springfield on the 28th-- I think it all important you should be there even at the omission of some appointment, if you cannot otherwise do so--

A reaction has commenced against Douglas-- He lost friends by coming to Edwardsville

Very truly Yours

Lyman Trumbull

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