Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 3.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Page  396

To Nathan B. Dodson [1]

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


[1]   ALS, ORB. Nathan B. Dodson, hardware dealer at Morris, Illinois, and secretary of the Grundy County Agricultural Society, wrote Lincoln on July 28, asking him to speak at the Grundy County Fair (DLC-RTL).