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    [Abraham Lincoln]: Pair of Letters Dated 1859 and 1860. Two letters with transmittal envelopes written by L. Moffatt to C. V. R. Norton of Claremont, New York. Writing in a clear and perfectly legible hand on November 13, 1859, Moffatt states: "... I went over to Albany and voted the straight Democratic ticket. I cannot go Republicanism. Its front as exhibited at Harpers Ferry cannot be called good. Judge Harris the Repub candidate for judge of the Supreme Court... was defeated." Writing again from the Richmond Iron Works on June 16, 1860, Moffatt relates: "... I thought I would not answer it [your letter] until after the convention at Baltimore, so that I could give my idea of the chances which 'Honest Abe' has of being elected. By the way, have you found out what his name is, whether it is Abram or Abraham. The Atlas copies a mistake of a paper in spelling his name. The paper made it Lancoln and the Atlas suggests that in consideration of his length it should be Lankun." After describing the Currier & Ives cartoon "The Irrepressible Conflict", he says: "I shall not go South for the election of anyone. It would have pleased me to have Mr. Seward nominated & if a Republican is to be elected he would suit me better than any other man... if elected the responsibilities which would devolve upon him would soften his abolition notions he has and he would make a very good president."


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    January, 2015
    24th Saturday
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