594. Edward L. Pierce (Addendum to Statement).
The Whig meeting at the Tremont Temple is mentioned in Mr Seward's Memoir where it is stated that as lodgers at the same hotel Mr Seward and Mr Lincoln engaged in conversation, the latter saying "Governor Seward, I have been thinking about what you said in your speech. I reckon you are right. We have got to deal with this slavery question, and got to give much more attention to it hereafter than we have been doing." This was their first meeting, and when they met again in 1860, Mr Lincoln recalling it remarked that it "had probably made a stronger impression on his memory than it had on Governor Seward's."
Library of Congress: Herndon-Weik Collection. Manuscript Division. Library of Congress. Washington, D.C. 4743 (letter), Herndon-Weik Collection. Manuscript Division. Library of Congress. Washington, D.C. 4745 (enclosure)
1. At the botton of the page: note vol II pp 79.80. See Frederick W. Seward, Seward at Washington, as Senator and Secretary of State: A Memoir of His Life, with Selections from His Letters, 1846 — 1861, 3 vols. (New York, 1891), 2:79 — 80.
2. Cf. with the text from H & W (1892), reproduced on p. 691.