Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 2.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.

To Alexander B. Morean [1]

A. B. Morean, Esq. Springfield,
Sir: Sept. 7- 1854

Stranger tho' I am, personally, being a brother in the faith, I venture to write you. Yates [2] can not come to your court next week. He is obliged to be at Pike court where he has a case, with a fee of $500, $200 already paid. To neglect it would be unjust to himself, and dishonest to his client. Harris [3] will be with you, head up and tail up, for Nebraska. You must have some one to makePage  228 an anti-Nebraska speech. Palmer [4] is the best, if you can get him, I think---Jo. Gillespie, if you can not get Palmer---and somebody anyhow, if you can get neither. But press Palmer hard. It is in his Senatorial District I believe. Yours &c A. LINCOLN---


[1]   ALS, IHi. Alexander B. Morean was a druggist and Whig politician of Jerseyville, Illinois.

[2]   Richard Yates.

[3]   Thomas L. Harris.

[4]   John M. Palmer of Carlinville, vide infra.