Transcribed by the Lincoln Studies Center, Knox College, Galesburg, IL
Adapted by Don Sailer, Dickinson College
The following transcript has been adapted from the Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress.
California July 27th 1860
Some time since I sent you one number of the Weekly enterprise an Independant paper And stated to you that we intended to Change the paper this prospectus will show you that we have done so next week I will be able to send you a number of the new paper-- in my former communication I urged you to make some contribution to the Support of the paper And urged the fact that Our State was in all probability the turning point in the contest. And stated that we were disposed to enter the arena with a hearty good will-- Now we have hired an Editor of known ability a Recent Convert from the opposite party to write for us, And I hope you may find it Convenient to give us Some pecuniary aid even a few Dollars would be of great Service to us now as we are hard Run to make all thing meet in this matter, we live in a Coal Region and there is an opportunity of influencing the Minors to our Cause by our little sheet. if in the exercise of your Liberality you can help us please do it soon as now we are most needy