Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 2.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Hon: Lyman Trumbull. Chicago, Nov. 30. 1857.

Dear Sir: Herewith you find duplicates of a notice which I wish to be served upon the Miss French, or now Mrs. Gray, who married the late Franklin C. Gray. [2] You understand what person I mean.

Please hand her one copy, and note on the other that you have done so, the date of service, and your signature & return it to me at Springfield.

What think you of the probable ``rumpus'' among the democracy over the Kansas constitution? [3] I think the Republicans should stand clear of it. In their view both the President and Douglas are wrong; and they should not espouse the cause of either, because they may consider the other a little the farther wrong of the two.

From what I am told here, Douglas tried, before leaving, to draw off some Republicans on this dodge, and even succeeded in making some impression on one or two. Yours very truly