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Wednesday, September 5, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Republican presidential nominee Lincoln writes to Anson G. Chester, of Buffalo, New York. Chester had informed Lincoln about a newspaper that accused Lincoln of making disparaging remarks about Thomas Jefferson. Lincoln responds, "The extract...which you a base forgery...I never said anything like it, at any time or place. I do not recognize it as anything I have ever seen before, emanating from any source. I wish my name not to be used; but my friends will be entirely safe in denouncing the thing as a forgery, so far as it is ascribed to me." Abraham Lincoln to Anson G. Chester, 5 September 1860, CW, 4:111-12.