Abraham Lincoln to Richard W. Thompson, July 10, 1860

Source citation
Abraham Lincoln to Richard W. Thompson, July 10, 1860, Springfield, IL, in Roy P. Basler, ed., The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln (8 vols., New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1953), 4: 82-83, http://quod.lib.umich.edu/l/lincoln/.
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Letter
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Exact
Transcriber
Transcription adapted from The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln (1953), edited by Roy P. Basler
Adapted by Don Sailer, Dickinson College
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The following transcript has been adapted from The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln (1953).

PRIVATE
Hon. R. W. Thompson: Springfield, Ills,
Dear Sir: July 10. 1860

Yours of the 6th. is received, and for which I thank you. I write this to acknowledge the receipt of it, and to say I take time (only a little) before answering the main matter.

If my record would hurt any, there is no hope that it will be over-looked; so that if friends can help any with it, they may as well do so. Of course, due caution and circumspection, will be used.

With reference to the same matter, of which you write, I wish you would watch Chicago a little. They are getting up a movement for the 17th. Inst. I believe a line from you to John Wilson, late of the Genl. Land Office (I guess you know him well) would fix the matter.

When I shall have reflected a little, you will hear from me again. Yours very truly A. LINCOLN.

Burn this.

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