Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 1.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Friend Smith: Washington, Decr. 3. 1847

This is my first day at this place, & on reaching here I found your letter in relation to your business with Douglass. I met him afterwards, but disliking to dunn him at the first meeting with him, I let it pass, for the time. I will attend to it shortly however & write you.

You intimate there is some danger of my neglecting the business; but if you will get me as good a fee as you got for Jo. Gillespie [2] in the case he tells of, I'll never desert you. Yours truly

A. LINCOLN