----------  It is interesting to compare with Lincoln’s letter one from Greeley to a Chicago editor on the same subject:
“July 24, 1858.
“MY FRIEND: You have taken your own course—don’t try to throw the blame on others. You have repelled Douglas, who might have been conciliated and attached to our own side, whatever he may now find, it necessary to say, or do, and instead of helping us in other States, you have thrown a load upon us that may probably break us down. You knew what was the almost unanimous desire of the Republicans of other States; and you spurned and insulted them. Now go ahead and fight it through. You are in for it, and it does no good to make up wry faces. What I have said in the ‘Tribune’ since the fight was resolved on, has been in good faith, intended to help you through. If Lincoln would fight up to the work also, you might get through—if he apologizes, and retreats, he is lost, and all others go down with him. His first Springfield speech (at the convention) was in the right key; his Chicago speech was bad; and I fear the new Springfield speech is worse. If he dare not stand on broad Republican ground, he cannot stand at all. That, however, is his business; he is nowise responsible for what I say. I shall stand on the broad anti-slavery ground, which I have occupied for years. I cannot change it to help your fight; and I should only damage you if I did. You have got your Elephant—you would have him—now shoulder him! He is not so very heavy, after all. As I seem to displease you equally when I try to keep you out of trouble, and when, having rushed in in spite of me, I try to help you in the struggle you have unwisely provoked, I must keep neutral, so far as may be hereafter. Yours,
(Signed) “HORACE GREELEY.
“J. MEDILL, Esq., Chicago, (very) Ill.
“What have I ever said
in favor of ‘Negro equality’ with reference
to your fight? I recollect nothing.”
The above is from a manuscript copy of Greeley’s letter, but it bears internal evidence of genuineness.
 “Last year in the Illinois canvass I made just 130 speeches.”— [Douglas, Wooster (O.) Speech.] This was between July 9 and November 2, 1858, just 100 days, exclusive of Sundays.