Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 2.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
S. A. Hurlbut, Esq Springfield,
My dear Sir June 1. 1858.

Yours of the 29th. of May is just received. I suppose it is hardly necessary that any expression of preference for U.S. Senator, should be given at the county, or other local conventions and meetings. [2] When the Republicans of the whole State get together at the State convention, the thing will then be thought of, and something will or will not be done, according as the united judgment may dictate.

I do not find republicans from the old democratic ranks more inclined to Douglas than those from the old whig ranks---indeed I find very little of such inclination in either class; but of that little, the larger portion, falling under my observation, has been among old whigs. The republicans from the old democratic ranks, constantly say to me ``Take care of your old whigs, and have no fears for us[.]'' I am much obliged to you for your letter; and shall be pleased to see you at the convention. Yours very truly,

A. LINCOLN.