William T. Bascom to Abraham Lincoln, September 1, 1859

Source citation
William T. Bascom to Abraham Lincoln, September 1, 1859, Columbus, OH, Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress, http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/alhtml/malhome.html.
Author (from)
Bascom, William T.
Type
Letter
Date Certainty
Exact
Transcriber
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.

Republican State Central Committee Rooms,

Columbus, O., Sept 1 1859

Dear Sir:

I enclose herewith a notice that appeared in our "Statesman" this morning by which you see that Douglas is posted for two meetings in Ohio.

Now, we desire to head off the little gentleman, and in behalf of the Rep. State Cent. Com I invite you to visit our State, to make a few Speeches, say 3, or 4, at such prominent points as we may select. We would prefer the time, Say the 13 14, 15 -- 16, & 17, Sept, or if preferable to you from the 27, to Oct. 1st ... Our State Fair occupies the week of the 20th &c. We will be happy to pay your expenses & use you well. If you can come, telegraph me when & how long, also write me. We want to make our victory complete this year.

Yours truly ... W. T. Bascom

Sec

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