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Abraham Lincoln writes to introduce himself to his running mate Hannibal Hamlin

Hannibal Hamlin, detail
07/18/1860
Abraham Lincoln wrote to his vice-presidential running mate, who he had never met, to introduce himself.  Beginning "It appears that you and I ought to be acquainted," he noted that Hamlin entered the Senate while Lincoln served his single term in the U.S. House but could not remember ever being introduced, and then asked Hamlin how he thought the prospects for November were.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Abraham Lincoln to Hannibal Hamlin, July 18, 1860 in  Abraham Lincoln, John George Nicolay, John Hay, Abraham Lincoln: complete works, comprising his speeches, letters, state papers, and miscellaneous writings, Volume 1 (New York: The Century Company, 1907), 645.

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