burned my boat.”
, my next point was New York, where I met the editor of the Anti-Slavery Standard
, Horace Greeley
, Henry Ward Beecher
, and others.
I had, a long talk with Greeley
, whom I noticed leaned toward Douglas
I found, however, he was not at all hostile to Lincoln
I presented the latter's case in the best phase I knew how, but while I drew but little from him, I left feeling that he hadn't been entirely won over.
He introduced me to Beecher
, who, as everybody else did, inquired after Lincoln
and through me sent him words of encouragement and praise.1
From New York I went to Boston
, and from the latter place I wrote Lincoln
a letter which happily I found not long since in a bundle of Lincoln
's letters, and which I insert here, believing it affords a better reflex of the situation at the time than anything I might see fit to say now. Here it is: