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Saturday, May 12, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to Dr. Edward Wallace, who is in Chicago attending the Republican convention. Wallace, of Reading, Pennsylvania, seeks Lincoln's views regarding the tariff issue. Lincoln writes, "a presidential candidate" needs to assure the convention delegates "that he would neither seek to force a tariff-law by Executive influence; nor yet to arrest a reasonable one, by a veto, or otherwise." Lincoln adds, "I really have no objection to these views being publicly known; but I do wish to thrust no letter before the public now, upon any subject." Abraham Lincoln to Edward Wallace, 12 May 1860, CW, 4:49.