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Friday, December 10, 1847.+-

Washington, DC.

"I presented your claim to Douglass this morning . . . ," writes Lincoln to Richard Yates of Jacksonville. "He will pay it in a few days. . . . I believe Mr. Calhoun and what force he can control are preparing to support Gen. Taylor for the Presidency. I get this impression from conversations with Duff Greene, who boards at the same house I do. There are, however, a great many Whigs here who do not wish to go for Taylor." Abraham Lincoln to Richard Yates, 10 December 1847, CW, 1:419.