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

To Alexander Sympson [1]

A. Sympson, Esq Blandonville [Blandinsville],
Dear Sir Oct. 24. 1858

Since parting with you this morning I heared some things which make me believe that Edmunds and Morrill, [2] will spend this week among the National democrats trying to induce them to content themselves by voting for Jake Davis, [3] and then to vote for the Douglas candidates for Senator and Representative. Have this headed off, if you can. Call Wagley's [4] attention to it, & have him and the National democrat for Rep. to counteract it as far as they can. Yours as ever A. LINCOLN


[1]   ALS IHi Nicolay and Hay misdate this letter October 26, 1858 (NH, V, 89), repeating date given in Tarbell (Appendix), p. 335.

[2]   George Edmunds of Carthage, Illinois, and Milton M. Morrill of Nauvoo, Illinois.

[3]   Jacob C. Davis.

[4]   William C. Wagley.