Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 4.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.

To Zachariah Chandler [1]

Hon. Z. Chandler Springfield, Ills.
My dear Sir Aug. 31, 1860

Your kind letter of the 28th is duly received. I very well remember meeting you at Kalamazoo in 1856. I very well rememberPage  103 the jovial elderly lady, and wife of an M. C. with whom we took tea, calling you ``Zach Chandler.''

Your kind invitation I suppose I must decline. It is the opinion of friends, backed by my own judgment, that I should not really, or apparently, be showing myself about the country.

Please accept my thanks for the kindness of your invitation. Yours very truly A. LINCOLN


[1]   Copy, ISLA. Chandler wrote from Detroit, August 28, inviting Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln to be his guests on October 2, at the time of the Michigan State Fair (DLC-RTL).