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Lincoln, Abraham; Nicolay, John G., ed; Hay, John, ed. 'Letter to E. Stafford, March 17, 1860' in 'The Complete Works of Abraham Lincoln, v. 6' . New York: Francis D. Tandy Company, 1894, 1860. [format: book], [genre: letter]. Permission: Northern Illinois University
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Letter to E. Stafford

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SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS, March 17, 1860.

Dear Sir: Reaching home on the 14th instant I found yours of the 1st. Thanking you very sincerely for your kind purposes toward me I am compelled to say the money part of the arrangement you propose is, with me, an impossibility. I could not raise ten thousand dollars if it would save me from the fate of John Brown. Nor have my friends, so far as I know, yet reached the point of staking any money on my chances of success. I wish I could tell you better things, but it is even so.

Yours very truly,
A.LINCOLN.

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Lincoln, Abraham; Nicolay, John G., ed; Hay, John, ed. 'Letter to E. Stafford, March 17, 1860' in 'The Complete Works of Abraham Lincoln, v. 6' . New York: Francis D. Tandy Company, 1894, 1860. [format: book], [genre: letter]. Permission: Northern Illinois University
Persistent link to this document: http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/file.php?file=nh660e1.html
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