Norman Buel Judd to Abraham Lincoln, November 15, 1858

Source citation
Norman Buel Judd to Abraham Lincoln, November 15, 1858, Chicago, IL, Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress, http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/alhtml/malhome.html.
Type
Letter
Date Certainty
Exact
Transcriber
Transcribed by the Lincoln Studies Center, Knox College, Galesburg, IL
Adapted by Ben Lyman, Dickinson College
The following transcript has been adapted from the Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress.

Chicago 15 Nov 1858

Dear Sir -- I have been hoping and expecting to have a word from you but nothing Comes-- If you feel as blue as I have since election I do not blame you-- The future looks gloomy to me-- I assume that having the power they will so district the State that we will be sold permanently -- and we are particularly vulnerable in this City and County-- Their plans are already maturing by legislation to take the control the city government -- and they can do it and all we can do is Micawber like to wait for something to turn up-- You have at once made a national reputation that cannot be taken away from you

I am in a worse situation than any one else-- I ran the State Committee upon the most economical plan and it has unpaid bill to the amount of about $2500.-- I have written to Hatch & Dubois about their subscription, but I get no answer, and I am in the boat-- Our friends ought to help this matter out, or the party will be disgraced-- A personal request from yourself to some of our leading friends throughout the State would help it out-- Will Consult with the friends and see if anything can be done

Yr friend

N B Judd

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