Following the American Civil War Sesquicentennial with day by day writings of the time, currently 1863.

To Lyman Trumbull

December 8, 2010

Uncollected Letters of Abraham Lincoln © 1917



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,


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