To T. J. Henderson.
 

SPRINGFIELD,

November 27, 1854
T. J. HENDERSON, ESQ.

MY DEAR SIR:--It has come round that a whig may, by possibility, be elected to the United States Senate, and I want the chance of being the man. You are a member of the Legislature, and have a vote to give. Think it over, and see whether you can do better than to go for me.

Write me, at all events; and let this be confidential.

Yours truly,
A. LINCOLN.