Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 1.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Jonathan G. Randall, Springfield, Ill.,
Rushville, Ill. June 16, 1840.

My Dear Sir---Your son Richard has just told me of his great loss. The rascally Whigs, through a mistake, took his trunk containing all his clothes off to Chicago, and his heart is almost broken. Make him up some new ones just as you know he needs and make his heart glad. Yours respectfully A. LINCOLN.