358. Stephen T. Logan (William H. Herndon Interview).
[1865 — 66]
Says there was no agreement — no understanding between Hardin — Baker — Lincoln & Logan about rotation in office — ie in Congress — That there was a bitter hostility between Hardin & Baker — a suspicion and dislike between Baker & Lincoln — : That Baker & Lincoln once run against Each other by friendly Convention. Baker beat Lincoln — Baker was Elected to Congress — , Afterwards — Baker went to Galena — Lincoln was a candidate — Elected — returned.
Logan says that Lincoln gave him a letter during the Chicago Convention in 1860 authorizing him to withdraw Lincoln's name if he thought prudent so to do according to the rules & regulations of the Conventions proceedings —
Library of Congress: Herndon-Weik Collection. Manuscript Division. Library of Congress. Washington, D.C. 2694; Huntington Library: LN2408, 2:207 — 8