Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 3.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
D. W. Wilder, Esq Springfield, Ills.
My dear Sir: Dec. 9, 1859

While at Elwood I promised the editor of the Free-soil paper at St. Joseph (Dr. Benjamin, [2] as I remember) to try to be at St. Jo-Tuesday evening on my return home. As things went, I could not get there; and when I reached [there] on Wednesday evening, I did not get to see him. When you meet him please make my appology. The reason I trouble you is that I am not quite sure of his name, or the name of paper. Yours very truly

A. LINCOLN---