David Davis to Ozias Mather Hatch, August 16, 1858

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    David Davis to Ozias Mather Hatch, August 16, 1858, Bloomington, IL, Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress, http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/alhtml/malhome.html.
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    Transcribed by the Lincoln Studies Center, Knox College, Galesburg, IL
    Adapted by Don Sailer, Dickinson College
    Transcriber's Comments
    This letter was enclosed in Ozias Mather Hatch to Abraham Lincoln, August 17, 1858. Go to the Document Tab for a link to that letter.
    The following transcript has been adapted from the Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress.

    Bloomington, Ills

    Augt 16, '58--

    My Dear Sir.

    If Lincoln comes home tonight or in the morning, telegraph me-- I want to see him before his Peoria meeting 19th & will go meet him at Springfield or elsewhere that he appoints--

    I want to tell him particularly about Tazewell-- I was there, last Saturday & Sunday. & have got the hang of things pretty well -- & must see Lincoln--

    Tazewell Co. must be attended to -- and I can in person tell Lincoln exactly how the state of things, -- & what must be done--

    I have pretty much agreed that he Lincoln will have a rousing meeting at Tremont the 30th of the month-- It is absolutely necessary for him-- They want to hear him-- Trumbulls speech at Chicago & Lincoln's second speech at Springfield ought to be circulated in Tazewell--

    Tazewell is far from safe & looks blue -- but can be carried, by prudence, energy & work-- Any man that has the taint of abolition about him must not go to Tazewell

    Yr frd

    D Davis

    P S-- Cant Did not Lincoln leave word with his wife, or Bill Herndon where he wd be between now & his meeting at Peoria 19th

    P S-- The Democrats (Douglass[Douglas]) have bought out Pickett's press in Pekin, & there is now no opposition paper in that County--

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