The “Abraham Baldwin letter” referred to in your last I regret to say has not arrived. From your not touching the proofs in that regard, I inferred (and hope) that the correction was not itself an error.
Should you wish a larger number
of copies do not hesitate to let us
know; it will afford us much pleasure to furnish them and no
CHARLES C. NOTT.
Hon. A. Lincoln.
SPRINGFIELD, ILLS., Sept. 22, 1860.
CHARLES C. NOTT, Esq.,
My Dear Sir:
Yours of the 17th was duly
received—The 250 copies have not yet
arrived—I am greatly obliged to you for what you have done, and
what you propose to do.
The “Abraham Baldwin letter” in substance was that I could not find the Journal of the Confederation Congress for the session at which was passed the Ordinance of 1787—and that in stating Mr. Baldwin had voted for its passage, I had relied on a communication of Mr. Greeley, over his own signature, published in the New York Weekly Tribune of October 15, 1859. If you will turn to that paper, you will there see that Mr. Greeley apparently copies from the Journal, and places the name of Mr. Baldwin among those of the men who voted for the measure.
Still; if the Journal itself
shows differently, of course it is
Yours very truly,
The Address of
THE HON. ABRAHAM LINCOLN,
In Vindication of the Policy of the Framers of the
Constitution and the Principles of the
Delivered at Cooper Institute, February 27th, 1860.
Issued by the Young Men’s Republican Union.
With Notes by
CHARLES C. NOTT and CEPHAS BRAINERD,
Members of the Board of Control.
OFFICERS OF THE UNION
CHARLES T. RODGERS, President.
DEXTER A. HAWKINS, Vice-President.
ERASMUS STERLING, Secretary.
WILLIAM M. FRANKLIN, Treasurer.
CEPHAS BRAINERD, Chairman.
BENJAMIN P. MANIERRE,
RICHARD C. McCORMICK,
CHARLES C. NOTT,
CHARLES H. COOPER,
JAMES H. WELSH,
LEWIS M. PECK.
WM. CULLEN BRYANT,
WILLIAM V. BRADY,
GEORGE W. BLUNT,
HENRY A. HURLBUT,
ABIJAH MANN, JR.,
CHARLES A. PEABODY,
WILLIAM CURTIS NOYES,
BENJAMIN F. MANIERRE.