Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 3.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Hon. L. Trumbull. Springfield, Nov. 28. 1859

My dear Sir: Yours of the 23rd. is received. I agree with you entirely about the contemplated election of Forney. [2] 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