Leonard Swett to Abraham Lincoln, January 24, 1861

Source citation
Leonard Swett to Abraham Lincoln, January 24, 1861, Pittsburgh, PA, Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress, http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/alhtml/malhome.html.
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Letter
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Exact
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Transcribed by the Lincoln Studies Center, Knox College, Galesburg, IL
Adapted by Don Sailer, Dickinson College
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The following transcript has been adapted from the Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress.

Pittsburgh

Jan 24 1861

Dear Lincoln

I am here, sick on my back, & likely to remain so for several days, may be, a week

I took a severe cold just before leaving Washington which by the exposure incident to travel since has thrown me into a fever, I think I have it broken now.

Gen'l Scott sent word to me the evening before I left through T. Corwin & Col Stone that he wanted you to send a messenger to W before you went informing him all about your route, time of departure &c &c He dont want this by letter for fear the mail will be robed He wants quietly to station such force about Baltimore, I suppose as will protect you, in any event

I shall come to Springfield as soon as I am able

Yours Truly

L Swett

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