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, 
A.Lincoln
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