To Henry C. Whitney 
Dear Whitney Springfield August 2d. 1858
Yours of the 31st.  is just received. I shall write to B. C. Cook at Ottawa and to Lovejoy himself on the subject you suggest.
Pardon me for not writing a longer letter. I have a great many letters to write.
Page 535I was at Monticello Thursday evening. Signs all very good. Your friend as ever A. LINCOLN
 ALS-F, ISLA, and copy, DLC-HW. The facsimile from Whitney's A Souvenir of Abraham Lincoln (1891), like other facsimiles in the same source, is so poor as to suggest forgery, but there seems little reason to doubt that the original was once extant.
 Whitney wrote from Chicago that ``a large body of Republicans & many Democrats acting in concert with them'' were planning to run Churchill Coffing as an independent candidate for Congress in the Third Congressional District and ``republicans of the [Hugh T.] Dickey stamp for the legislature---those candidates to be understood as Douglas men. . . .'' (DLC-RTL).