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.
Chicago June 23, 1858
The Times of this morning makes a most savage onslaugh on you in regard to your votes while in Congress on the Mexican War supplies. We have not before us the Globe record and do not know how to reply Ray & I wish you would examine the article and write us a statement which we can use editorially, or as the basis of an editorial, in reply
The Times article uncontradicted or explained is calculated to do mischief. Tens of thousands of our party are old Democrats, and you know their sentiments on this Mexican War supply question. It ruined Corwin. The game of the Times is to make a personal issue on Senator -- and not a party fight. That's its programe
Yours in haste
Please reply without delay. Scripps Ray & I were confering to day as how we should meet the charge without comming to any definite conclusion, because we were not posted in the facts. I agreed to write to you