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

To Lyman Trumbull [1]

Hon: L. Trumbull Springfield, Jany. 29. 1859

Dear Sir I have just received your late speech, [2] in pamphlet form, sent me by yourself. I had seen, and read it, before, in a newspaper; and I really think it is a capital one.

When you can find leisure, write me your present impressions of Douglas' movements.

Our friends here from different parts of the State, in and out of the Legislature, are united, resolute, and determined; and I think it is almost certain that we shall be far better organized for 1860 than ever before.

We shall get no just apportionment; and the best we can do, (if we can even do that) is to prevent one being made, worse than the present. Yours as ever A. LINCOLN---

Annotation

[1]   ALS, CSmH.

[2]   Trumbull's speech of January 7, replying to Senator Alfred Iverson of Georgia, who had threatened secession and charged Republicans with being a disunion party pledged to abolish slavery.