Lincoln refers to Greeley's signed editorial, ``A Word with a Congressman,'' in the New York Tribune, December 8, 1859, in which Greeley replied to Kellogg's charge, made in the U.S. House of Representatives, December 5, 1859, that Greeley and others ``met in the parlor of Senator Douglas [in 1858], plotting and planning to sell Illinois and Missouri too. . . .'' Greeley admitted that he had visited Douglas, but maintained that ``Mr. Douglas's reelection to the Senate, or his future election to any post whatever, was not even mentioned.''
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