Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 2.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.

To Richard Thorne [1]

R. Thorne, Esq Springfield,
My dear Sir: Nov. 13. 1856

It is now fully settled that Bissell & our State ticket are elected by 6000 or 7000 majority. Buchanan gets the state by a majority not quite so large.

Page  382Some little expense bills are on me; and I have concluded to draw on you for $20. more, which is still ten dollars within the authority you kindly gave me. Your much obliged friend



[1]   ALS-P, ISLA. Former sheriff Richard Thorne was a merchant of Ottawa, Illinois, who apparently had subscribed to the Republican campaign expenses.