Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 3.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
M. W. Delahay, Esq Springfield, Ills. Feb. 1. 1859

My dear Sir: Yours of the 22nd. of January is received. I do expect to visit Council Bluffs some time between this, and next summer; and I should be pleased if I could arrange it so as to meet a Republican mass convention at your city. Until the Legislature shall adjourn, no one can tell what will be the time of holding court in any county---a thing I must keep my eye on this year, as I lost pretty nearly all of the last. When I can speak more definitely I will write again. Let me say now, however, that I think the latter in May the better, unless you could defer until the last half of June, which would be the very best for me. I am obliged to be here the first half of June. Yours very truly A. LINCOLN