Hon: R. W. Thompson: Springfield, Ills.
My dear Sir: June 18. 1860
Your long letter of the 12th. is just received, and read. I write this to thank you for it; and to say I would like for you to converse freely with Hon: Henry Winter Davis. And lest he be compromitted, by inference from this, let me say that he and I never met, or corresponded. Very truly your friend. A. LINCOLN