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Thursday, August 30, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln sends his autograph to C. H. Brown. Photocopy.

Republican presidential nominee Lincoln writes to Pennsylvania politician and newspaper publisher Alexander K. McClure, who frequently updated Lincoln about the Republicans' prospects in Pennsylvania and other eastern states. Lincoln expresses concerns and seeks clarification regarding some recent McClure communications, and writes, "Neither [of the two recent letters]...bears quite so hopeful a tone as your former letters. When you say you are organizing every election district, do you mean...that you are 'canvassing'—'counting noses?.'" Abraham Lincoln to Alexander K. McClure, 30 August 1860, Henry Horner Lincoln Collection, IHi, Springfield, IL.