Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 2.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
T. J. Henderson, Esq Springfield,
My dear Sir--- Novr. 27, 1854

It has come round that a whig may, by possibility, be elected to the U.S. Senate; and I want the chance of being the man. You are a member of the Legislature, and have a vote to give. Think it over, and see whether you can do better than to go for me.

Write me, at all events; and let this be confidential. Yours truly