NH, II, 358. Josiah M. Lucas had written from Washington where he held a federal job dating from Lincoln's term in congress. See earlier letters to Lucas.
 William H. English, representative from Indiana, who had offered the ``English Bill'' providing for the admission of Kansas under the Lecompton Constitution after acceptance by plebiscite of the citizens of the territory. The bill became law, but the Kansas voters rejected the proposal in August, 1858.