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Monday, June 4, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln begins second letter to Samuel Haycraft with sentences that are to give him considerable embarrassment. "You suggest that a visit to the place of my nativity might be pleasant to me. Indeed it would. But would it be safe? Would not the people Lynch me?" He informs George Ashmun that his name is Abraham, not Abram, and writes five routine acknowledgment letters. Abraham Lincoln to Samuel Haycraft, 4 June 1860, CW, 4:69-70; Abraham Lincoln to George Ashmun, 4 June 1860, CW, 4:68-69; Abraham Lincoln to Joseph C. Abbott, 4 June 1860, CW, 4:68; Abraham Lincoln to William A. Buckingham, 4 June 1860, CW, 4:69; Abraham Lincoln to John Eddy, 4 June 1860, CW, 4:69; Abraham Lincoln to Mordecai Mobley, 4 June 1860, CW, 4:70; Abraham Lincoln to Charles E. Troutman, 4 June 1860, CW, 4:70.