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Tuesday, August 14, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

To T. A. Cheney, Lincoln writes: "I would cheerfully answer your questions in regard to the Fugitive Slave law, were it not that I consider it would be both imprudent, and contrary to the reasonable expectation of friends for me to write, or speak anything upon doctrinal points now. Besides this, my published speeches contain nearly all I could willingly say. Justice and fairness to all, is the utmost I have said, or will say." He writes three other political letters. He asks George G. Fogg, secretary of Republican National Committee, how things look, and if he should accept invitation to Springfield, Mass. horse show. Samuel Galloway of Ohio he invites to visit him, unless time so spent would injure Galloway's congressional campaign. He writes to James E. Harvey of New York briefly on Republican jealousies there: "Justice and fairness to all." He endorses pardon petition of Thomas Patterson, recently convicted of manslaughter in Vermilion County. Abraham Lincoln to T. Apolion Cheney, 14 August 1860, CW, 4:93; Abraham Lincoln to George G. Fogg, 14 August 1860, CW, 4:94; Abraham Lincoln to Samuel Galloway, 14 August 1860, CW, 4:94; Abraham Lincoln to James E. Harvey, 14 August 1860, CW, 4:94-95; Endorsement: David Davis to John Wood Concerning Pardon of Thomas Patterson, 14 August 1860, CW, 4:93.