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Wednesday, May 23, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to George Ashmun, who presided over the Republican National Convention, and accepts the party's nomination for President of the United States. Lincoln writes, "Imploring the assistance of Divine Providence, and with due regard to the views and feelings of all who were represented in the convention; to the rights of all the states, and territories, and people of the nation; to the inviolability of the constitution, and the perpetual union, harmony, and prosperity of all, I am most happy to co-operate for the practical success of the principles declared by the convention." Abraham Lincoln to George Ashmun, 23 May 1860, CW, 4:52.