Letter from Lincoln to Charles H. Ray, September 13, 1856

Lincoln Stumps for Fremont

Lincoln’s efforts to help elect Fremont president are evident in this letter asking why the German newspapers he ordered for distribution, probably the Illinois Staats-Zeitung, have not been delivered. He also requests fifty papers be sent to a fellow Republican in Mount Pulaski and closes with, “Last evening I was scared a little by being told that the enemy are getting the Germans away from us at Chicago — Is there any truth in that?”