To Charles Hoyt 
Dear Sir: Nov. 10. 1854
You used to express a good deal of partiality for me; and if you are still so, now is the time. Some friends here are really for me, for the U.S. Senate; and I should be very grateful if you could make a mark for me among your members. Please write me at all events, giving me the names, post-offices, and ``political position'' of members round about you. Direct to Springfield.
Let this be confidential. Yours truly A. LINCOLN---