Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 4 [Mar. 5, 1860-Oct. 24, 1861].

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Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 4 [Mar. 5, 1860-Oct. 24, 1861].
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press

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To Samuel Haycraft1Jump to section

Private, and confidential Hon. Samuel Haycraft Springfield, Ills. Nov. 13. 1860

My dear Sir. Yours of the 9th. is just received. I can only answer briefly. Rest fully assured that the good people of the South who will put themselves in the same temper and mood towards me which you do, will find no cause to complain of me.

While I can not, as yet, make any committal as to offices, I sincerely hope I may find it in my power to oblige the friends of Mr. Wintersmith. [Yours very truly, A. LINCOLN.]


[1]   ALS, CSmH. The close and signature have been cut from the manuscript. Haycraft's letter of November 9 expressed hope for Lincoln's administration and the belief that `` . . . our Southern fire eaters will find . . . you a conservative chief of the nation in a national point of view. . . . '' and noted that the people of Elizabethtown, Kentucky, hoped Robert L. Wintersmith, a Lincoln elector, would be ``remembered while favours are being dispensed.'' (DLC-RTL).

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