Yours of the 22nd inviting me to deliver an address to the citizens of this city upon the life of Z. Taylor deceased, late President of the United States was duly received. The want of time for preparation will make the task, for me, a very difficult one to perform, in any degree satisfactory to others or to myself. Still I do not feel atPage 83 liberty to decline the invitation; and therefore I will fix to-morrow as the time. The hour may be any, you think proper, after 12 o'clock, M. Your Ob't Serv't, A. LINCOLN
Messrs. L. C. Kercheval, B. S. Morris,
Geo. W. Dole, John H. Kinzie, W. L. Newberry.