Letter to Alexander McClure (August 30, 1860)
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“When you say you are organizing every election district, do you mean to include the idea that you are ‘canvassing’ – ‘counting noses?'”
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HD Daily Report, August 30, 1860
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Springfield, Ills. Aug. 30, 1860
A.K. McClure, Esq.
My dear Sir,
Yours of the 27th was received last evening; as also was one only a few days before. Neither of these bears quite so hopeful a tone as your former letters. When you say you are organizing every election district, do you mean to include the idea that you are “canvassing” – “counting noses?”
I am always glad to see your letters.
Yours very truly,