Ozias Mather Hatch to Abraham Lincoln, August 17, 1858, Springfield, IL, 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.
Springfield Aug 17. 1858.
I send enclosed, -- though I suppose you have been at Tazewell. Judge Trumbull came on Saturday -- he received your letter written at Beardstown. He goes to Alton this evening,-- I am not certain that he will go to Rushville, though I think it important. I also send you a letter from Sharpe
Since Trumbulls speech -- they are all mad.
No news from other counties since you left.
Judd has called a meeting of the Central Committee, here on the 28th and letters have been written to a large number of our friends, to be present -- you will not fail to be here. I am sick--
The City is jubilant on account of the messages by Telegraph.
Very truly &c
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