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

To James A. Briggs [1]

Exeter N.H. March 4, 1860

James A. Briggs, Esq.

My dear Sir:

Yours of the 29th ult. covering check for $200. was received here yesterday. Since I left New York I have spoken at Providence R.I. and at Concord, Manchester, Dover, & Exeter, in this state; and I still am to speak at Hartford, Meriden, and New Haven, in Conn. and at Woonsocket in R.I. Then I close, and start for home. I suppose I shall get away from Woonsocket Friday morning and go directly to New York. Much as I appreciate your kindness allow me to beg that you will make no arrangement to detain me. Having overstaid my allotted time so greatly, I must hurry home. Yours very truly


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[1]   ALS, IHi. CW, 3:554 provides a partial text of this letter from an auction catalog..