Telegraph and Herald (Dixon, Illinois), August 31, 1871. Present location of the original letter has not been identified. The following account of the letter is given in the Telegraph and Herald: ``In making some changes of desks in the Lee County National Bank . . . there was discovered, in an old drawer, with other letters and papers belonging to the late Col. Silas Noble, the following letter. . . . Thos. J. Turner stands to-day about as Mr. Lincoln said he stood then. . . . ''
 Thomas J. Turner, lawyer and leading Democratic politician of Freeport, Illinois, was a member of the Thirtieth Congress.
 Probably Andrew Stewart, Whig, of Pennsylvania.