Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 2.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Hon: T. Ewing, Secretary &c. Springfield, Illinois,
Dear Sir: Sept. 27. 1849

Some discrepancy may appear between my letter of the 23rd. [b] FOOTNOTES}>(2) and my Telegraphic despatch of to-day, to explain which I write this. As I told [y]ou in that letter, I sent a dispatch the same [d]ay to a friend at Springfield to be forwarded [to] you; but that friend and some others, supposing [I] had decided hastily, witheld the despatch, and [wr]ote me again. On receiving their letter, I came to Springfield, and now Telegraph you myself. Your Obt. Servt.

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