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

To James M. Ruggles [1]

J. M. Ruggles, Esq. Springfield,
Dear Sir: Oct. 28. 1856

I write this to appologise for not being with you to-day. I was forced off to Pike county, where I spoke yesterday, and I have just returned. Be assured I could not help it. Yours truly



[1]   ALS, IHi. James M. Ruggles of Havana, Illinois, was state senator from Mason County.