Printed in ``Lincoln,'' speech of the Honorable Richard Yates of Illinois in the House of Representatives, February 12, 1921. Richard Yates the second, son of Lincoln's friend, may have misdated this letter, or Lincoln may have done so, which seems less probable, but which, in the absence of the original, cannot be determined. At any rate, Lincoln was not in Naples but in Quincy on November 1 (Orville H. Browning, Diary). As will be seen from Lincoln's letter to Yates on October 30, Lincoln did not know where Yates could be reached by letter, and presumably wrote this additional note on the same subject. The latest date at which it could have been written was October 31.
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