The Writings of Abraham Lincoln, Volume 5 by Abraham Lincoln
To E. B. Washburne.
SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS, MAY 26, 1860 HON. E. B. WASHBURNE.
MY DEAR SIR:--I have several letters from you written since the nomination, but till now have found no moment to say a word by way of answer. Of course I am glad that the nomination is well received by our friends, and I sincerely thank you for so informing me. So far as I can learn, the nominations start well everywhere; and, if they get no back-set, it would seem as if they are going through. I hope you will write often; and as you write more rapidly than I do, don't make your letters so short as mine.
Yours very truly,