Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 3.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
H. C. Whitney, Esq Springfield
Nov. 30. 1858

My dear Sir:

Being desirous of preserving in some permanent form, the late joint discussions between Douglas and myself, ten days ago I wrote to Dr. Ray, requesting him to forward to me, by express, two sets of the Nos. of the Tribune, which contain the reports of those discussions. Up to date I have no word from him on the subject. Will you, if in your power procure them and forward them to me by Express? If you will, I will pay all charges, and be greatly obliged to boot.

Hoping to meet you before long I remain As ever your friend

A. LINCOLN