Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 8.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Page  416

To Joseph Gillespie [1]

Illinois Central Railroad Company,
Hon: J. Gillespie Superintendent's Office,
My dear Sir Centralia, Sept. 16. 1858.

Since parting with you I see by the papers that the Americans and Republicans of New-York failed to form a union, and have nominated seperate tickets. This fact may be seized upon to help prevent a union in Madison Co., and I am more than ever anxious that you should be at home Saturday to do what you can. Please do not fail to go.

The meeting at Jonesborough yesterday was not large; but, in other matters, altogether respectable. I will venture to say that our friends were a little better satisfied with the result than our adversaries. You will see particulars in the papers.

Be sure to go home to the meeting on Saturday. Yours as ever



[1]   ALS, IHi.No reply from Gillespie has been found. Lincoln saw Gillespie when he spoke at Edwardsville, Illinois, on September 11.