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Thursday, September 20, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes Nathaniel Grigsby, whose brother Aaron had married Lincoln's sister in Indiana. "There is now a Republican electoral ticket in Missouri, so that you can vote for me if your neighbors will let you. I would advise you not to get into any trouble about it." He tells Gov. Morgan of New York, Republican national chairman, that Illinois is indeed in danger of losing legislature. Judd can tell him what national committee can do to help. Currently, however, Indiana is biggest problem because of their Oct. election. "Bend all your energies upon Indiana now." He acknowledges letter from his old friend Nathan Sargent. Abraham Lincoln to Nathaniel Grigsby, 20 September 1860, CW, 4:116; Abraham Lincoln to Edwin D. Morgan, 20 September 1860, CW, 4:116-17; Abraham Lincoln to Nathan Sargent, 20 September 1860, CW, 4:117.