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Letter to --------


As to your kind wishes for myself, allow me to say I cannot enter the ring on the money basis-- first, because in the main it is wrong; and secondly, I have not and cannot get the money.

I say, in the main, the use of money is wrong;


but for certain objects in a political contest, the use of some is both right and indispensable With me, as with yourself, the long struggle has been one of great pecuniary loss.

I now distinctly say this--if you shall be appointed a delegate to Chicago, I will furnish one hundred dollars to bear the expenses of the trip.

Your friend, as ever,