To Horace White 
Your kind note, inclosing the letter of Mr. Billinghurst is just received. It so happens that I am engaged to be at Brooklyn,  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. 
Thank you for your anticipations of the future for me, as well as for your many past kindnesses. Your friend as ever
 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).
 Lincoln did not know that he was to speak at Cooper Institute until he arrived in New York.
 The letter to Billinghurst is presumably not extant.