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Abraham Lincoln to L. [Levant] L. Jones

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Springfield, Ill. Dec. 9,1859


L. L. Jones, Esq


My dear Sir:


Your kind invitation to me to visit Lawrence, was handed me at Leavenworth on Saturday the 3rd Inst.  I was advertized to speak there that evening and also on Monday the 5th; so that it was not possible for me to be at Lawrence before, or at, the election – I supposed there was not sufficient object for me to go after the election, through the excessive cold –


Please present my respects, and make my acknowledgments, to the other gentlemen, who joined you in the invation, and accept the same for yourself –


Very truly yours


A. Lincoln


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L L. Jones, Esq




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From the President of the United States.

Abraham Lincoln



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