Norman Buel Judd to Abraham Lincoln, June 1, 1858

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    Norman Buel Judd to Abraham Lincoln, June 1, 1858, Chicago, IL, Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress,
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    Transcribed by the Lincoln Studies Center, Knox College, Galesburg, IL
    Adapted by Ben Lyman, Dickinson College
    The following transcript has been adapted from the Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress.

    Chicago June 1st 1858

    Dear Sir -- Your favor was duly received-- I delayed answering it for a day or two in order to enquire-- We have certainly received some injury by the N. Y. Tribune, but not enough to alarm us-- There is no trouble immediately at home, but rumors from the rural districts show that some of the brethern, have thought the puffing of Douglass [Douglas] meant something-- These things are not serious enough to alarm us but will bear watching-- If D. should come home -- denounce Dred Scottism and the South and modify Squatter Sovereignty some he might effect us some, but still I believe he cannot hurt us seriously-- If that is done the Buchanan organization will have additional strength-- If the two wings of the democracy coalesce we shall loose more of our friends -- and seperate we can beat them any how

    I see no cause for alarm -- our Springfield convention will set all right both here and at the East

    Unless we do something very rash we have got them I think certainly but my opinion is always given subject to your better information as to the Center and the South

    Say to Mr. Johnson that the matter he wrote about, will be attended to at the convention

    Yr friend

    N B Judd

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