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Tuesday, June 26, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes Joshua R. Giddings that he has received his last letter and would have answered sooner except for illness in family. "The suggestions you make are very important, and are duly appreciated by me. If I fail, it will be for lack of ability, and not of purpose." Abraham Lincoln to Joshua R. Giddings, 26 June 1860, CW, 4:80-81.