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Thursday, June 28, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to New York Evening Post editor William Cullen Bryant, who wrote to congratulate Lincoln upon his presidential nomination. Bryant advised, "[M]ake no speeches write no letters as a candidate, enter into no pledges, make no promises, nor even give any of those kind words which men are apt to interpret into promises. Several of our Presidents have had a great deal of trouble from this cause." Lincoln writes, "I appreciate the danger against which you would guard me ; nor am I wanting in the purpose to avoid it. I thank you for the additional strength your words give me to maintain that purpose." William Cullen Bryant to Abraham Lincoln, 16 June 1860, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Abraham Lincoln to William C. Bryant, 28 June 1860, CW, 4:81.

Lincoln is elected to board of trustees of Illinois State University, Springfield's projected college. Minutes, Carthage College, Carthage, Ill.