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Title: Complete works of Abraham Lincoln
Year: 1894 (1890s)
Authors: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 Nicolay, John G. (John George), 1832-1901 Hay, John, 1838-1905 Hill, John Wesley, 1863-1936 Fish, Daniel, 1848-1924. Lincoln bibliography
Subjects: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Publisher: (Harrogate, Tenn.) : Lincoln Memorial University
Contributing Library: Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection
Digitizing Sponsor: The Institute of Museum and Library Services through an Indiana State Library LSTA Grant



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AR SIR: Your note of the 13th re-questing my attendance on the Repub-lican State Central Committee, on the17th instant at Chicago, was, owing to my ab-sence from home, received on the evening ofthat day (17th) only. While I have pen inhand allow me to say I have been perplexedsome to understand why my name was placed onthat committee. I was not consulted on thesubject, nor was I apprised of the appointmentuntil I discovered it by accident two or threeweeks afterward. I suppose my opposition tothe principle of slavery is as strong as that ofany member of the Republican party; but Ihave also supposed that the extent to which Ifeel authorized to carry that opposition, prac-tically, was not at all satisfactory to that party.The leading men who organized that party werepresent on the 4th of October at the discussionbetween Douglas ancl myself at Springfield, andhad full opportunity to not misunderstand myposition. Do I misunderstand them? Pleasewrite and inform me. Yours truly, A. Lincoln.
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Statue of Abraham Lincoln at Chicago Wood Engraving from a Photograph of the Statueby Augustus St. Gaud ens. 1854) Letter to Gillespie 265 ^Letter to Joseph Gillespie Springfield, December i, 1854. My Dear Sir: I have really got it into myhead to try to be United States Senator, and,if I could have your support, my chances wouldbe reasonably good. But I know, and acknowl-edge, that you have as just claims to the placeas I have; and therefore I cannot ask you toyield to me, if you are thinking of becominga candidate, yourself. If, however, you arenot, then I should like to be remembered af-fectionately by you; and also to have you makea mark for me with the Anti-Nebraska mem-bers, down your way. If you know, and have no objection to tell,let me know whether Trumbull intends tomake a push. If he does, I suppose the twomen in St. Clair, and one, or both, in Madison,will be for him. We have the legislature,clearly enough, on joint ballot, but the Senateis very close, and Cullom told me to

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