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Monday, October 30, 1854.+-

Jacksonville, IL and Naples, IL.

Lincoln, on his way to Quincy to speak on behalf of Williams, anti-Nebraska candidate for Congress, writes Yates that as he stopped in Jacksonville he learned that the English in Morgan County were dissatisfied about Know-Nothingism. To remedy this he suggests that copies of letter he encloses be placed in hands of "safe friend" in every precinct having substantial number of foreign citizens. Abraham Lincoln to Richard Yates, 30 October 1854, CW, 2:284.