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3196205 LINCOLN Abraham the Writings of Abraham Lincoln Vol 2

3196205 LINCOLN Abraham the Writings of Abraham Lincoln Vol 2

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The Writings of Abraham Lincoln
In Seven VolumesVolume 2 of 7A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication
 
The Writings of Abraham Lincoln in Seven Volumes – Volume Two
is a publication of the Pennsyl-vania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in any way does so at hisor her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania State University nor Jim Manis, Faculty Editor, noranyone associated with the Pennsylvania State University assumes any responsibility for thematerial contained within the document or for the file as an electronic transmission, in anyway.
The Writings of Abraham Lincoln in Seven Volumes – Volume Two,
the Pennsylvania State Univer-sity,
 Electronic Classics Series
, Jim Manis, Faculty Editor, Hazleton, PA 18202-1291 is a PortableDocument File produced as part of an ongoing student publication project to bring classicalworks of literature, in English, to free and easy access of those wishing to make use of them.Cover Design: Jim ManisCopyright © 2002 The Pennsylvania State University
The Pennsylvania State University is an equal opportunity university.
 
3The Writings of Abraham Lincoln: Vol Two
The Writings of Abraham Lincoln
Volume Two of Seven
Abraham Lincoln1843-1858FIRST CHILDTO JOSHUA F. SPEED. SPRINGFIELD,May 18, 1843.
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:—Yours of the 9th instant is duly received,which I do not meet as a “bore,” but as a most welcomevisitor. I will answer the business part of it first.In relation to our Congress matter here, you were rightin supposing I would support the nominee. Neither Baker nor I, however, is the man, but Hardin, so far as I can judge from present appearances. We shall have no split or trouble about the matter; all will be harmony. In relationto the “coming events” about which Butler wrote you, Ihad not heard one word before I got your letter; but I haveso much confidence in the judgment of Butler on such asubject that I incline to think there may be some reality init. What day does Butler appoint? By the way, how do“events” of the same sort come on in your family? Areyou possessing houses and lands, and oxen and asses, andmen-servants and maid-servants, and begetting sons anddaughters? We are not keeping house, but boarding at theGlobe Tavern, which is very well kept now by a widowlady of the name of Beck. Our room (the same that Dr.Wallace occupied there) and boarding only costs us four dollars a week. Ann Todd was married something morethan a year since to a fellow by the name of Campbell,and who, Mary says, is pretty much of a “dunce,” thoughhe has a little money and property. They live in Boonville,Missouri, and have not been heard from lately enough for 

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