Abraham Lincoln to Jonathan Scammon, November 10, 1854, in Roy P. Basler, ed., The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln: Supplement (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1974), 25.
Jonathan Young Scammon
Transcription adapted from The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln (1953), edited by Roy P. Basler
Adapted by Matthew Pinsker, Dickinson College
The following text is presented here in complete form, as it originally appeared in print. Spelling and typographical errors have been preserved as in the original.
November 10, 1854
My dear Sir:
Some partial friends are for me for the U.S. Senate; and it would be very foolish, and very false, for me to deny that I would be pleased with an election to that Honorable body. If you know nothing, and feel nothing to the contrary, please mark for me with the members. Write me, at all events. Direct to Springfield.
Let this be confidential.
Yours as ever,