The Writings of Abraham Lincoln— Volume 2: 1843– 1858

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Author: Abraham Lincoln

To John E. Rosette. Private. Springfield, Ill., February 10, 1857.

DEAR SIR:—Your note about the little paragraph in the Republican was received yesterday, since which time I have been too unwell to notice it. I had not supposed you wrote or approved it. The whole originated in mistake. You know by the conversation with me that I thought the establishment of the paper unfortunate, but I always expected to throw no obstacle in its way, and to patronize it to the extent of taking and paying for one copy. When the paper was brought to my house, my wife said to me, "Now are you going to take another worthless little paper?", I said to her evasively, "I have not directed the paper to be left." From this, in my absence, she sent the message to the carrier. This is the whole story.

Yours truly,

A. LINCOLN.

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Chicago: Abraham Lincoln, "To John E. Rosette. Private. Springfield, Ill., February 10, 1857.," The Writings of Abraham Lincoln— Volume 2: 1843– 1858, ed. Jameson, J. Franklin (John Franklin), 1859-1937 in The Writings of Abraham Lincoln—Volume 2: 1843–1858 Original Sources, accessed December 11, 2019, http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=ENDF5QQZLICI3R5.

MLA: Lincoln, Abraham. "To John E. Rosette. Private. Springfield, Ill., February 10, 1857." The Writings of Abraham Lincoln— Volume 2: 1843– 1858, edited by Jameson, J. Franklin (John Franklin), 1859-1937, in The Writings of Abraham Lincoln—Volume 2: 1843–1858, Original Sources. 11 Dec. 2019. originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=ENDF5QQZLICI3R5.

Harvard: Lincoln, A, 'To John E. Rosette. Private. Springfield, Ill., February 10, 1857.' in The Writings of Abraham Lincoln— Volume 2: 1843– 1858, ed. . cited in , The Writings of Abraham Lincoln—Volume 2: 1843–1858. Original Sources, retrieved 11 December 2019, from http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=ENDF5QQZLICI3R5.