H. C. Whitney, Esq Springfield,
My dear Sir: June 7. 1855
Your note containing election news is received; and for which I thank you. It is all of no use, however. Logan is worse beaten than any other man ever was since elections were invented---beaten more than 1200 in this county.
It is conceded on all hands that the Prohibitory law is also beaten. Yours truly A. LINCOLN---