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

To William Fithian [1]

Bloomington, Sept. 3. 1858

Dear Doctor Yours of the 1st. was received this morning, as also one from Mr. Harmon, and one from Hiram Beckwith on the same subject. [2] You will see by the Journal that I have appointed to speak at Danville on the 22nd. of Sept.---the day after Douglas speaks there. My recent experience shows that speaking at the same place the next day after D. is the very thing---it is, in fact, a concluding speech on him. Please show this to Messrs. Harmon &

Page  85Beckwith; and tell them they must excuse me from writing seperate letters to them. Yours as ever A. LINCOLN

P.S. Give full notice to all surrounding counties. A. L.

Annotation

[1]   ALS. Christies 1989

[2]   Hiram W. Beckwith and Oscar F. Harmon were lawyers and active Republicans at Danville, Illinois, who had written that Lincoln should come to Danville (DLC-RTL).