Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 3.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
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To Newton Bateman [1]

Newton Bateman Esq. Springfield
Dr Sir. Nov 20. 1858.

Our State Central Committee find itself considerably in debt, and there is a necessity, for meeting it promptly. We have been taxing ourselves, pretty freely, and are compelled, reluctantly, to call upon some of our friends for assistance. If you can without great inconvenience assist in liquidating this debt, please do so. N. B. Judd, Chicago, is the Chairman as you know. He writes that the committee owe about twenty five hundred dollars. Yours very truly O. M. HATCH




[1]   LS, owned by Mrs. W. Ross Lloyd, Decatur, Illinois. On November 2, Bateman had been elected state superintendent of education.