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

To James W. Sheahan [1]

Jas. W. Sheahan, Esq Springfield, Jan. 24. 1860

Dear Sir Yours of the 21st., requesting copies of my speeches now in progress of publication in Ohio, is received. I have no such copies now at my control; having sent the only sett I ever had, to Ohio. Mr. Geo. M. Parsons has taken an active part among those who have the matter in charge, in Ohio; and I understand Messrs. Follett, Foster & Co are to be the publishers. I make no objection to any satisfactory arrangement you may make with Mr. Parsons and the publishers; and, if it will facilitate you, you are at liberty to show them this note.

You labor under a mistake, somewhat injurious to me, if you suppose I have revised the speeches, in any just sense of the word. I only made some small verbal corrections, mostly such as an inteligent reader would make for himself; not feeling justified to do more, when republishing the speeches along with those of Senator Douglas---his and mine being mutually answers and replies to one another. Yours truly A. LINCOLN.


[1]   ALS, ICHi; ALS copy, DLC-RTL. James W. Sheahan was editor of the Chicago Times.