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Saturday, June 2, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln composes form letter for autograph collectors, and uses it twice. [At some time this month he also drafts forms for those who ask for biographical sketch and his political views. For campaign biographers, he writes extensive autobiography. Abraham Lincoln to H. Buck, Jr.: Form Reply to Request for Autograph, 2 June 1860, CW, 4:68; Form Letter to Applicants for Biographical Data, [c. June] 1860, CW, 4:60; Form Reply to Requests for Political Opinions, [c. June] 1860, CW, 4:60; Autobiography Written for John L. Scripps, [c. June 1860], CW, 4:60-67.]