Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 3.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
P. Quinn, Harrison. Springfield,
Dear Sir: Nov. 3. 1859

I have reason to doubt that our friends are doing the best they can about the election. Still, you can do some more, if you will. A young man, before the enemy has learned to watch him, can do more than any other. Pitch in and try. Palmer is good and true, and deserves the best vote we can give him. If you can make your precinct 20 votes better than it was last we probably shall redeem the county. Try. Yours truly A. LINCOLN