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

To Lyman Trumbull [1]

Private Hon. Lyman Trumbull--- Springfield, Ills. Dec. 8. 1860.

My dear Sir: Yours of the 2nd. is received. I regret exceedingly the anxiety of our friends in New-York, of whom you write; but it seems to me the sentiment in that state which sent a united delegation to Chicago in favor of Gov. S. ought not, and must not be snubbed, as it would be by the omission to offer Gov. S. a place in the cabinet. I will, myself, take care of the question of ``corrupt jobs'' and see that justice is done to all, our friends, of whom you write, as well as others. I have written Mr. Hamlin, on this very subject of Gov. S. and requested him to consult fully with you. He will show you my note, and inclosures to him; and then please act as therein requested. Yours as ever A. LINCOLN


[1]   ALS, ICHi. Trumbull wrote on December 2 that a committee headed by William C. Bryant had called on him with reports of corruption in the New York legislature which might lose the next state elections if not repudiated, and that since Seward's friends were implicated the committee `` . . . did not think it advisable for Gov. S. to go into the cabinet, lest his going should bring with it a set of dishonest men.'' (DLC-RTL).