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

To Thomas J. Henderson [1]

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



[1]   ALS, owned by Fred H. Dunbar, Princeton, Illinois. Thomas J. Henderson was an anti-Nebraska member of the state House of Representatives.