Abraham Lincoln to Thomas J. Henderson, 12 December 18471Washington, Dec. 12. 1847Mr T. J. HendersonDear Sir:
Your favor of Nov. 30th is received=2 As you suggest, I shall be very busy during the session; still it is my intention to snatch a moment now and then, to send documents to some friends out of my district, among whom I shall place Capt Butler & yourself– We have nothing as yet to send– The President’s message, has not been printed by order of Congress yet–3 I bought a few copies of it and sent them to the news-papers, hoping you all would get to see it in that way–Yours trulyA. Lincoln
3On December 7, 1847, President James K. Polk transmitted his annual message to Congress, and the House of Representatives ordered 15,000 copies printed.
U.S. House Journal. 1847. 30th Cong., 1st sess., 19-51.
Autograph Letter Signed, 2 page(s), Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress (Washington, DC).