Lincoln Letters - May 26, 1860
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|September 03, 1837||May 26, 1860||February 21, 1863||October 26, 1863||February 27, 1865|
|February 05, 1847||June 17, 1861||January 09, 1863||September 19, 1864||April 02, 1865|
|July 28, 1859||December 26, 1861||July 27, 1863||October 19, 1864|
Lincoln is writing to Indiana congressman Schuyler Colfax who eventually would become Speaker of the House and Grant's Vice President. According to an annotation from the Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln Volume 4, Colfax was an original supporter of Edward Bates for the presidential nomination where he had written "I need not say how heartily I join with your original friends in their greetings to you". Colfax had suggested that Lincoln write Richard W. Thompson (R.W.T), leader of the Union Party in Indiana, candidates of which were John Bell and Edward Everett.