Abraham Lincoln to Charles D. Gilfillan, May 9, 1857

Source citation
Abraham Lincoln to Charles D. Gilfillan, May 9, 1857, Springfield, IL, in Roy P. Basler, ed., The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln (8 vols., New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1953), 2: 395, http://quod.lib.umich.edu/l/lincoln/.
Recipient (to)
Gilfillan, Charles D.
Type
Letter
Date Certainty
Exact
Transcriber
Transcription adapted from The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln (1953), edited by Roy P. Basler
Adapted by Scott Ackerman, Dickinson College
The following transcript has been adapted from The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln (1953).

C.D. Gilfillan, Chairman &c. Springfield,

Dear Sir: May 9. 1857.

Your letter of the 1st Inst. Inviting me to visit your Territory, and to give such assistance as I might be able, to the Republican cause, during your approaching political struggles, is received. I have no great faith in the success of my efforts; still it is with some regret I have to say I can not visit you before the June election; and I can not, as yet, say I will be able to do so in the summer or the fall. Having devoted most of the last year to politics, it is a necessity with me to devote this, to my private affairs.

I have learned that our Republican Senator, Judge Trumbull, will be with you. You will find him a true and an able man.

May the God of the right, give you the victory now, as He surely will in the end. Your Obt. Servt. A. LINCOLN ---

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