To John T. Stuart 
Some of us here have concluded, that if it be agreeable, Bat Webb  shall be our District Attorney. He would accept the place; but will not enter into a scramble for it. We here, or at least I, know of no other applicant. I will add, that I really have my heart set upon Webb's appointment to this place; and that I believe the whole party would be gratified with it.
What the Locos will do about the Congressional election no man can tell. I heard Herndon  say on yesterday, that he was in favour of taking Jersey, Green, Scott, Morgan, Cass, Menard, Sangamon, Logan and Tazewell, from your District & adding them to Reynolds, and leaving all else in statu quo. Something like this I think more probable than the District system; because our opponents are somewhat afraid of the latter themselves. As ever your friend