Abraham Lincoln to Elihu B. Washburne, September 16, 1858, Centralia, IL, in Roy P. Basler, ed., The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln (8 vols., New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1953), 3: 144-145, http://quod.lib.umich.edu/l/lincoln/.
Transcription adapted from The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln (1953), edited by Roy P. Basler
Adapted by Ben Lyman, Dickinson College
The following transcript has been adapted from The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln (1953).
Hon: E. B. Washburne Centralia,
Dear Sir Sept. 16, 1858---
Yesterday at Jonesborough [Jonesboro], Douglas, by way of placing you and me on different ground, alledged that you were every where, pledging yourself unconditionally against the admission of any more Slave States. If his allegation be true, burn this without answering it. If it be untrue, write me such a letter as I may make public with which to contradict him. Yours truly A. LINCOLN
Address to Springfield.