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LINCOLN, ABRAHAM, President. Autograph letter signed ("A. Lincoln") as the Republican Presidential nominee, to James D. McBride, Springfield, Illinois, 4 June 1860. 1 page, 8vo, surface soiling and slight abrasion of paper in lower blank portion, neatly backed.

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LINCOLN, ABRAHAM, President. Autograph letter signed ("A. Lincoln") as the Republican Presidential nominee, to James D. McBride, Springfield, Illinois, 4 June 1860. 1 page, 8vo, surface soiling and slight abrasion of paper in lower blank portion, neatly backed.

THE REPUBLICAN NOMINEE FOR PRESIDENT

Not long after becoming the Republican nominee for President, Lincoln pens a note to an apparent supporter: "Yours of the 1st is received. Allow me to thank you for the information it communicates; and also the Clubs mentioned, for the good work they are doing..." Not in Collected Works, ed. R.P. Basler and apparently unpublished. Lincoln had accepted the Republican nomination for President on May 23. Soon the letters from his admirers and supporters became so numerous he enlisted first Mary then John Nicolay to write letters of this type.

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