Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 2.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Dear Yates: Naples, Ill., November 1 [October 31], 1854.

I am on my way to Quincy to speak for our old friend Archie Williams. On my way down I heard at Jacksonville a story which may harm you if not averted---namely, that you have been a Know-Nothing. I suggest that you get a denial---something likePage  285 the inclosed draft [2] which I have made---into the hands of a safe man in each precinct.

The day before election will do. Yours, as ever,

A. LINCOLN.