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 A. Chester1Jump to section

A. Chester, Esq Springfield Ills.
Dear Sir: March 14, 1860

Your very kind and flattering letter, inclosing an invitation to the Connecticut editors to accept the hospitalities of those giving the invitation, while attending the Chicago convention, was received by me at New-Haven. I was the guest of an editor at the time---Mr. Jas. F. Babcock2Jump to section---and to whom I delivered to [the?] document, perceiving no better way to dispose of it. I suppose it was published at once Yours truly A. LINCOLN

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[1]   ALS, ICHi. The identity of A. Chester is somewhat obscure. The inference is that he was a newspaper man at Chicago, but Chicago directories list only ``Augustine Chester'' as a lawyer in 1858, ``Augustus Chester'' (at the same address) in 1860, and again the same as ``Augustin Chester'' in 1862. An ``A. Chester'' edited the Kankakee Gazette (1853-1856), but that he was Lincoln's correspondent has not been verified.

[2]   James F. Babcock was editor of the New Haven Palladium.

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