Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 2.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
H. W. Fay. Springfield, December 11, 1854.

My Dear Sir: When you were in the legislature you helped to pass some bills of mutual interest, at that time either in jest or earnest you suggested me for Senator. My friends are now asking me to make the race. See the representatives and senator of your district and let me know what indorsement I may expect in that locality. Your friend as ever, A. LINCOLN.