Letter to T. A. Cheney
SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS, August 14, 1860.
Dear Sir: Yours of the 10th is received, and for which I thank you. I would cheerfully answer your questions in regard to the fugitive-slave law were it not that I consider it would be both imprudent and contrary to the reasonable expectation of my friends for me to write or speak anything upon doctrinal points now. Besides this, my published speeches contain
49nearly all I could willingly say. Justice and fairness to all, is the utmost I have said, or will say.