Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 1.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Page  332

To Richard S. Thomas [1]

Friend Richard: Springfield, Feby. 14th. 1844-

I am sorry to have to say I can find but one copy of President's Messages in town; and that one, belongs to the State Library, and, of course, can not be had. If alive and well, I am sure to be with you on the 22nd. I will meet the trio of mighty adversaries [2] you mention, in the best manner I can, No news here. Yours forever,

R S. Thomas A. LINCOLN

Virginia, Ills

Annotation

[1]   ALS, original owned by James Shepard Dennis, Bennington, Vermont.

[2]   Judge John Pearson was probably one of those mentioned. See speeches in Virginia, Illinois, February 22-23, infra.