I rec'd this morning the enclosed from Casey which after perusal you will please return. I will also I believe send one rec'd from Putnam. What shall be done
If desirable we will go; but if we go, we cannot go to Egypt
I confess I do not exactly like the attitude Cameron assumes. Fell has a letter Lewis who says much the same a Casey so far as the Com. is concerned--
The letter I send from Putnam printed, was written to some meeting in N Y.
Upon reflection & talking with the Judge I think
P Lewis expressed confidence in the chairman but had not in a majority of the members--
[Extract in Lincoln's Hand:]
(Extract from Putnam's letter.)
"They have had large meetings; and they begin to
think feel that "Old Abe" is a great fellow-- This opinion I share, as you see-- Do you know, Swett, I think him one of the most remarkable speakers of English, living? In all that constitutes logical eloquence, straight-forwardness, clearness of statement, sincerity that commands your admiration and assent, and a compact strenth of argument, he is infinitely superior to Douglas, I think-- The truth is, I have read every thing I have been able to find he has written or said, and the ring of the best metal is in them all-- I dont wonder at your admiration"