Letter to S. P. Chase
SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS, May 26, 1860.
My dear Sir: It gave me great pleasure to receive yours mistakenly dated May 17. Holding myself the humblest of all whose names were before the convention, I feel in especial need of the assistance of all; and I am glad--very glad --of the indication that you stand ready. It is a great consolation that so nearly all--all except Mr. Bates and Mr. Clay, I believe--of those
21distinguished and able men are already in high position to do service in the common cause.
Your obedient servant,