Manuscripts/Mixed Material Letter to C. H. Ray from Abraham Lincoln, November 20, 1858.
DR. C. H. Ray
My dear Sir
I wish to preserve a set of the last debates (if they may be called so) between Douglas and myself— To enable me to do so, please get two copies of each number of your paper containing the whole, and send them to me by express; and I will pay you for the papers & for your trouble— I wish the two sets, in order to lay one away in the rain?, and to put the other in a scrap-book— Remember if part of any debate is on both sides of one sheet, it will take two sets to make one scrap-book. I believe, according to a letter of yours to Hatch your an? “feeling like h_ll yet”. Quit that— you will soon feel better— Another “blow-up” is coming; and we shale have fun again.
Douglas managed to be supported both as the best instrument to put down and to uphold the same power; but no ?can long keep