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

Jesse K. Dubois and William Butler to Lincoln [1]

[January ? 1861]

Do not think any objection to Turner of enough importance to have a squabble over. A. LINCOLN


[1]   AES, IHi. Dubois' undated letter, signed also by Butler, recommended Stephen T. Logan, John Wood, John M. Palmer, Burton C. Cook, and David Davis as the Illinois delegates to the Peace Convention to be held in Washington in February, but noted that Governor Richard Yates wanted ``to select [Thomas J.] Turner in place of Davis. . . . We want your personal friends on the commission and not men opposed to you.'' (ALS, IHi). Thomas J. Turner of Freeport, Illinois, was a Democrat, U.S. representative 1847-1849 and speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives 1854-1856.