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

To Jesse A. Pickrell [1]

Dear Jesse--- Springfield, Nov. 3. 1859

I am never done asking for favors. I shall be much obliged if you and William, [2] and your sons will do what you can to get as good a vote for Palmer as possible. He is a good and true man; and we possibly may elect him. Get all our voters out that you can. Yours as ever A. LINCOLN


[1]   ALS, owned by Harry E. Pickrell, Lanesville, Illinois.

[2]   Jesse A. and William S. Pickrell were farmers living near Mechanicsburg in Sangamon County; all of Jesse's five sons, and two of William's six, were of voting age.