A copy of Butler's letter to Baker, January 29, which is preserved with the letters from Lincoln to Butler, makes apology and explains that the letter ofPage 142
January 26 had been written under misapprehension. Butler continued, ``. . . it was not my intention to insult you or any one of my friends though under the misapprehension I felt myself badly treated. . .'' Baker was apparently not satisfied, however, for a further letter from Butler, February 28, professed ``I am willing to meet you as we parted at which time I hope for such mutual concessions as will enable us to remain as we ever have been if you still persist in a different co[u]rse I can regret it.''
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