Joshua Reed Giddings to Abraham Lincoln, September 12, 1859, Buffalo, NY, Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress, http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/alhtml/malhome.html.
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.
Buffalo Sept 12, 1859
My Dear Friend
Several gentlemen of this City expressed to me this evening an anxiety to have you visit this City. They informed me they had written Govr Chace [Chase] to that effect, and at their request I wish to say that I desire to second their efforts to get you here I have no doubt you will do them much good
I hope you will come without fail
J R Giddings