Instructions for John Nicolay (July 16, 1860)

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HD Daily Report, July 16, 1860

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Ascertain what he wants.
 
On what subjects he would converse with me.
 
And the particulars if he will give them.
 
Is an interview indispensable?
 
Tell him my motto is “Fairness to all,”
 
But commit me to nothing.
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