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

To Horace White [1]

Friend White Springfield, Feb. 13. 1860.

Your kind note, inclosing the letter of Mr. Billinghurst is just received. It so happens that I am engaged to be at Brooklyn, [2] on the evening of the 27th. so that, of course, I can not be in Wisconsin, on the 28th. and I have so written Mr. B. [3]

Thank you for your anticipations of the future for me, as well as for your many past kindnesses. Your friend as ever

A. LINCOLN

Annotation

[1]   ALS, RPB. Horace White of the Chicago Press and Tribune wrote February 10, enclosing a letter from Charles Billinghurst, Republican ex-congressman from Wisconsin (1855-1859) who was in ignorance concerning Lincoln's address (DLC-RTL).

[2]   Lincoln did not know that he was to speak at Cooper Institute until he arrived in New York.

[3]   The letter to Billinghurst is presumably not extant.