Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 1.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Friend Noble: Washington, May 25, 1848.

Your letter of the 16th is just received. I will place your name on my book, and send you such documents as you desire, when I can get them. The entire war correspondence is in course of printing, and will be the best electioneering document, when completed. I will then send you a copy of it.

You ask how Turner [2] stands. I answer, moderate---fair---about an average of new members.

I have procured a couple of copies of Stewart's [3] speech and sent you, and he and I join cordially in the hope, that your hope of McLean's nomination may be disappointed---not that we wish you disappointed in the abstract, nor that we have anything against Judge McLean; but because we are entirely sure he is not ``a winning card.'' Your sincere friend, A. LINCOLN.