Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 2.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
J. M. Ruggles, Esq. Springfield,
Dear Sir: Oct. 28. 1856

I write this to appologise for not being with you to-day. I was forced off to Pike county, where I spoke yesterday, and I have just returned. Be assured I could not help it. Yours truly

A. LINCOLN---