[Abraham Lincoln] Letter Expressing Anti-Lincoln Sentiments. Autograph Letter Signed by Daniel Bender of Mount Joy, Pennsylvania. Three pages of a small bifolium, folded down to 5.5" x 7", August 3, 1861. A letter to his brother complaining about the high cost of goods, no doubt caused by the ongoing Civil War. In part: "Times is hard mony is chares old Abe good times and com yet and I don't look for them No more/ Sum of our Republicans curs[e] him to the very bodom Pit Now I think it is the dudy of our Demacrat Brethren to be wideawake the Republican ware gont to make us believe that it is the cose of slavery But I say not. It is Nothin biut to Brake the Demacrat Party..." Accompanied by the original transmittal envelope. Together with the Tribune Almanac and Political Register for 1861. New York: The Tribune Association, 1860. 80pp. 5" x 7.25". Articles include "Republican National Platform for 1860," "National Democratic (Douglas) Platform for 1860." Original wrappers, with a few chips and light soiling.

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