Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 3.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
D. Walker, &c., Springfield,
My Dear Sir: June 24th, 1859.

Your kind invitation to me to be with you on the 4th is duly received and for which I thank you. It is out of my power to accept. I am compelled to economise time this year, and have already agreed to attend one celebration on that day, at a place near enough here to take only the single day. Yours very truly,

A. LINCOLN.