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Letter to J. E. Harvey

(Private.)
SPRINGFIELD, ILL., September 27, 1860.

My dear Sir: Yesterday I was gratified by the receipt of yours of the 22d. There is no reality in that suspicion about Judge Kelly. Neither he nor any other man has obtained or sought such a relation with me.

Yours very truly,
A. LINCOLN.

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Notes

1. Kelley was a pioneer of the Pennsylvania iron industry and an Advocate of high tariff. It is supposed that this letter refers to a report of his seeking a second place on the ticket of 1860.