Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 2.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.

To Jacob Harding [1]

Harding, Esq Clinton, DeWitt Co.
My dear Sir Nov. 11. 1854

I have a suspicion that a whig has been elected to the Legislature from Edgar. If this is not so, why then ``nix cum arous'' but if it is so, then could you not make a mark with him for me, for U.S. Senator?---I really have some chance. Please write me at Spring-field, giving me the names, post-offices, and political positions, of your representative and senator, whoever they may be.

Let this be confidential. Yours truly A. LINCOLN


[1]   ALS, MnHi. Jacob Harding was a resident of Paris, Illinois.