Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 2.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Hugh LeMaster, Esq. Springfield,
My dear Sir: Nov. 29, 1854.

I have got it into my head to try to be U.S. Senator; and I wish somehow to get at your Whig member, Mr. Babcock. I am not acquainted with him---could you not make or cause to be made, a mark with him for me? Would not Judge Kellogg lend a helping hand? J. P. Boice, [2] I venture to hope, would be willing to give a lift. Please write me at all events; and let this be confidential, so far as practicable. Yours as ever, A. LINCOLN.