Abraham Lincoln to Lyman Trumbull, December 28, 1857

Source citation
Abraham Lincoln to Lyman Trumbull, December 28, 1857, Bloomington, IL, in Roy P. Basler, ed., The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln (8 vols., New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1953), 2: 430, http://quod.lib.umich.edu/l/lincoln/.
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Transcription adapted from The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln (1953), edited by Roy P. Basler
Adapted by Leah Suhrstedt, Dickinson College
The following transcript has been adapted from The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln (1953).

Hon. Lyman Trumbull. Bloomington, Dec. 28. 1857 -

Dear Sir:

What does the New York Tribune mean by it's constant eulogizing, and admiring, and magnifying [of] Douglas? Does it, in this, speak the sentiments of the republicans at Washington? Have they concluded that the republican cause, generally, can be best promoted by sacrificing us here in Illinois? If so we would like to know it soon; it will save us a great deal of labor to surrender at once.

As yet I have heard of no republican here going over to Douglas; but if the Tribune continues to din his praises into the ears of it's five or ten thousand republican readers in Illinois, it is more than can be hoped that all will stand firm.

I am not complaining. I only wish a fair understanding. Please write me at Springfield. Your Obt. Servt. A. LINCOLN

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