To Henry C. Whitney 
My dear Sir: June 7. 1855
Your note containing election news is received; and for which I thank you. It is all of no use, however. Logan is worse beaten than any other man ever was since elections were invented---beaten more than 1200 in this county.
It is conceded on all hands that the Prohibitory law is also beaten.  Yours truly A. LINCOLN---
 ALS, owned by Mrs. Logan Hay, Springfield, Illinois. Whitney was a young attorney at Urbana, Illinois, whose association with Lincoln became elaborated in his book Life on the Circuit with Lincoln (1892), which contained some valuable and much questionable material.
 The so-called ``Maine Law'' prohibiting the sale of intoxicants.