My dear Sir: Yours of the 23rd. is received. I agree with you entirely about the contemplated election of Forney.  Nothing could be more short-sighted than to place so strong a man as Forney in position to keep Douglas on foot. I know nothing of Forney personally; but I would put no man in position to help our enemies in the point of our hardest strain.
There is nothing new here. I have written merely to give my view about this Forney business. Yours as ever A. LINCOLN