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

To William M. Morris [1]

W M Morris Esq Springfield March 28. 1859.

Dear Sir, Your kind note inviting me to deliver a lecture at Galesburg, is received. I regret to say I can not do so now; I must stick to the courts awhile. I read a sort of lecture to three different audiences during the last month and this; [2] but I did so under circumstances which made it a waste of no time whatever. Yours very truly, A. LINCOLN.

Annotation

[1]   Copy, DLC-HW. Morris enclosed the copy to Herndon, September 21, 1866, relating that in 1859 while a student at Knox College and secretary of a student literary society he had invited Lincoln to lecture at Galesburg.

[2]   Vide supra, February 11.