The Writings of Abraham Lincoln, Volume 6 by Abraham Lincoln
Politically Motivated Misquotation in Newspaper.
TELEGRAM TO J. C. CONKLING.
EXECUTIVE MANSION, WASHINGTON, September 3, 1863.
HON. JAMES C. CONKLING, Springfield, Ill.:
I am mortified this morning to find the letter to you botched up in the Eastern papers, telegraphed from Chicago. How did this happen?