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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Lincoln, Abraham. 'Abraham Lincoln to Jacob Harding' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: letter]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
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[Enclosure A]

430. Abraham Lincoln to Jacob Harding [1].

Danville, May 25, 1855

Friend Harding:

I have been reading your paper three or four years, and have paid you nothing for it — Herewith is a receipt of Sylvanus Sandford for two claims amounting to ten dollars: — If he has collected the money, get it from him, and put it into your pocket, saying nothing further about it —

And now, if you please, I should be glad for you to put in your paper of this week, the names of Stephen T. Logan, as a candidate for Judge of the Supreme Court; and of Stephen A. Corneau, for Clerk of the Supreme Court —

Please also print, and distribute a suitable number of tickets [2] for them; and we, at Springfield will pay the reasonable charge —

As the sir-name of our candidate for clerk is rather an uncommon one I try to write it very plainly — "Corneau" the last letter being, not an "N" but an "U"

Very truly yours
(Signed) A., Lincoln —

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Lincoln, Abraham. 'Abraham Lincoln to Jacob Harding' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: letter]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
Persistent link to this document: http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/file.php?file=herndon543a.html
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