Hon. L. Swett: Springfield, Ills.
My dear Sir May 30. 1860
Your letter, written to go to N.Y. is long, but substantially right, I believe. You heard Weed converse with me, and you now have Putnams letter. It can not have failed to strike you that these men ask for just, the same thing---fairness, and fairness only. This, so far as in my power, they, and all others, shall have. If this suggests any modification of, or addition to, your letter, make it accordingly. Burn this, not that there is any thing wrong in it; but because it is best not to be known that I write at all. Yours as ever
Putnam – James O. Putnam was postmaster at Buffalo, New York during the Fillmore administration and served several terms in the state senate.