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

To Henry C. Whitney [1]

H. C. Whitney, Esq Springfield,
My dear Sir June 24. 1858

Your letter enclosing the attack of the Times [2] upon me was received this morning. Give yourself no concern about my voting against the supplies, unless you ar[e] without faith that a lie can be successfully contradicted. There is not a word of truth in the charge, and I am just considering a little as to the best shape to put a contradiction in. Show this to whomever you please, but do not publish it in the papers. Your friend as ever A. LINCOLN


[1]   ALS James Myers, Springfield, IL.

[2]   The Chicago Times, June 23, 1858, charged that Lincoln in Congress had voted against a bill appropriating money for purchase of medicine and employment of nurses for Mexican War veterans. See also Lincoln to Medill, June 25, infra.