Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 3.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
N. B. Dodson, Secretary &c. Springfield,
My dear Sir July 29, 1859

Your kind invitation to me to deliver an agricultural address at Morris on the 3rd. of September next is received. I regret the necessity of declining. This year I must devote to my private business.

Our own Sangamon circuit court will be in session at that time.

Yours very truly A. LINCOLN