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

To Henry C. Whitney [1]

H. C. Whitney, Esq Springfield,
My dear Sir: June 7. 1855

Your note containing election news is received; and for which I thank you. It is all of no use, however. Logan is worse beaten than any other man ever was since elections were invented---beaten more than 1200 in this county.

It is conceded on all hands that the Prohibitory law is also beaten. [2] Yours truly A. LINCOLN---


[1]   ALS, owned by Mrs. Logan Hay, Springfield, Illinois. Whitney was a young attorney at Urbana, Illinois, whose association with Lincoln became elaborated in his book Life on the Circuit with Lincoln (1892), which contained some valuable and much questionable material.

[2]   The so-called ``Maine Law'' prohibiting the sale of intoxicants.