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

Annotation

[1]   Herndon, III, 429. Herndon did not profess to know about the incident which gave rise to the letter. Rosette was an attorney at Springfield who edited the Republican beginning with its first issue, February 9, 1857, until some time in April of the same year. Since files are not available, one can only guess that the ``little paragraph'' made caustic comment on Mrs. Lincoln's ``message to the carrier.''