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Thursday, June 24, 1858.+-

Springfield, IL.

"Your letter enclosing the attack of the Times upon me was received this morning," Lincoln writes Henry C. Whitney. "Give yourself no concern about my voting against the supplies, unless you ar[e] without faith that a lie can be successfully contradicted. There is not a word of truth in the charge, and I am just considering a little as to the best shape to put a contradiction in." Abraham Lincoln to Henry C. Whitney, 24 June 1858, CW, 2:472.