Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 2.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Friend Dummer Springfield, Aug: 5. 1858

Yours, not dated, just received. No accident preventing, I shall be at Beardstown on the 12th. I thank you for the contents of your letter generally. I have not time now to notice the various points you suggest; but I will say I do not understand the Republican party to be committed to the proposition ``No more slave States.'' I think they are not so committed. Most certainly they prefer there should be no more; but I know there are many of them who think we are under obligation to admit slave states from Texas, if such shall be presented for admission; [2] but I think the party as such is not committed either way. Your friend as ever A. LINCOLN