Abraham Lincoln to Eleazar A. Paine, November 19, 1858, Springfield, IL, in Roy P. Basler, ed., The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln (8 vols., New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1953), 3: 340, http://quod.lib.umich.edu/l/lincoln/.
Transcription adapted from The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln (1953), edited by Roy P. Basler
Adapted by Don Sailer, Dickinson College
The following transcript has been adapted from The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln (1953).
E. A. Paine, Esq Springfield,
My dear Sir Novr. 19. 1858
Inclosed you find a letter and inclosure from my old friend Dr. A. G. Henry ---now of Lafayette, Oregon Teritory. Please look after the matter, and write him or me.
Well, the election is over; and, in the main point, we are beaten. Still, my view is that the fight must go on. Let no one falter. The question is not half settled. New splits and divisions will soon be upon our adversaries; and we shall [have] fun again. Yours in haste A. LINCOLN