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

To Burton C. Cook [1]

Hon: B. C. Cook Springfield,
My dear Sir Aug. 2. 1858-

I have a letter from a very true friend, and intelligent man, insisting that there is a plan on foot in La Salle and Bureau, to run

Page  533Douglas republicans for Congress, and for the Legislature in those counties, if they can only get the encouragement of our folks nominating pretty extreme abolitionists. It is thought they will do nothing if our folks nominate men, who are not very obnoxious to the charge of abolitionism. Please have your eye upon this.

Signs are looking pretty fair. Yours very truly A. LINCOLN

Annotation

[1]   ALS, IHi. Burton C. Cook of Ottawa, Illinois, state senator from LaSalle County since 1852, had been a Democrat but became a Republican during the anti-Nebraska movement.