To William H. Herndon 
I just take up my pen to say, that Mr. Stephens  of Georgia, a little slim, pale-faced, consumptive man, with a voice like Logan's  has just concluded the very best speech, of an hour's length, I ever heard.
My old, withered, dry eyes, are full of tears yet.
If he writes it out any thing like he delivered it, our people shall see a good many copies of it.  Yours truly A. LINCOLN
 ALS, ORB.
 Alexander H. Stephens, Whig, member of congress 1843-1859.
 Stephen T. Logan.
 See Congressional Globe Appendix, Thirtieth Congress, First Session, pp. 159-63. Stephens vigorously denounced the Mexican War as an aggression to ``force and compel'' the people of Mexico to sell their country.