To M. M. Inman 
My dear Sir Nov. 20. 1858
Your very kind letter of the 9th. was duly received. I shall duly consider it's contents. The fight must go on. We are right, and can not finally fail. There will be another blow-up in the so-called democratic party before long.
In the mean time, let all Republicans stand fast by their guns. Your truly A. LINCOLN
 ALS-P, ISLA. Inman wrote from Annan [Anna?], Illinois, suggesting that ``if Douglas can spend from fifty to a hundred thousand dollars to get men elected to the Legislator [sic] to vote for him, why can not the whole Republican party rais [sic] 50 or 60 thousand dollars to get them out. . . .'' (DLC-RTL).