Abraham Lincoln to Richard W. Thompson, June 18, 1860, Springfield, IL, in Roy P. Basler, ed., The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln (8 vols., New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1953), 4: 79, http://quod.lib.umich.edu/l/lincoln/.
Thompson, Richard W.
Transcription adapted from The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln (1953), edited by Roy P. Basler
Adapted by Don Sailer, Dickinson College
The following transcript has been adapted from The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln (1953).
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