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Thursday, May 31, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Republican presidential nominee Lincoln writes to Charles C. Nott, who is a member of the "Young Mens Central Republican Union," in New York City. Nott had sent "a copy of" Lincoln's Cooper Union speech, to which Lincoln makes some corrections. Lincoln instructs, "So far as it is intended merely to improve in grammar, and elegance of composition, I am quite agreed; but I do not wish the sense changed, or modified, to a hair's breadth." Lincoln notes that one of Nott's "proposed substitution[s] would" result in "a very considerable blunder." Lincoln closes, "If you conclude to publish a new edition, allow me to see the proof-sheets." Abraham Lincoln to Charles C. Nott, 31 May 1860, CW, 4:58-59; Charles C. Nott to Abraham Lincoln, 9 February 1860, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

He writes again to Schuyler Colfax, and to Trumbull, who is arranging with Hannibal Hamlin, nominee for Vice President, letters of formal acceptance. Abraham Lincoln to Schuyler Colfax, 31 May 1860, CW, 4:57-58.