Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 3.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.

To Frederick C. W. Koehnle [1]

My dear Sir Springfield, July 11. 1859

By this mail I send you a specimen copy of the new german paper started here. I think you could not do a more efficient service than to get it a few subscribers, if possible. I have sent a copy to Capps at Pulaski. [2] Yours as ever A. LINCOLN


[1]   ALS, CSmH. Koehnle was a German who came to the United States in 1853. At the time this letter was written, he was an assistant in the circuit clerk's office at Lincoln, Illinois. The newspaper which Lincoln enclosed was the Illinois Staats-Anzeiger, edited by Theodore Canisius. See Lincoln's contract with Canisius, May 30, supra.

[2]   Lincoln probably refers to John Capps, a merchant at Mount Pulaski in Logan County. No ``Capps'' has been located at Pulaski, Pulaski County, Illinois, of this date.