Dec 8, 1860.
Hon. Lyman Trumbull,
My Dear Sir: Yours of the 2nd is received. I regret exceedingly the anxiety of our friends in New York, of whom you write; but it seems to me the sentiment in that state which sent a united delegation to Chicago in favor of Gov. Seward ought not and must not be snubbed, as it would be, by the omission to offer Gov. S. a place in the Cabinet. I will myself take care of the question of “corrupt jobs” and see that justice is done to all our friends of whom you wrote as well as others.
I have written Mr. Hamlin on this very subject of Gov. S. and requested him to consult fully with you.
He will show you my note and enclosures to him; and then please act as therein requested.
Yours as ever,