The paper at Pekin  has nominated Hardin for Governor; and, commenting on this, the Alton paper,  indirectly nominates him for Congress. It would give Hardin a great start, and perhaps use me up, if the whig papers of the District should nominate him for Congress. If your feelings towards me are the same as when I saw you (which I have no reason to doubt) I wish you would let nothing appear in your paper which may opperate against me. You understand.
Matters stand just as they did when I saw you. Baker is certainly off of the track, and I fear Hardin intends to be on it.
In relation to the business you wrote me of, some time since, I suppose the Marshall called on you; and we think it can be adjusted, at court, to the satisfaction of you & friend Thompson. 
[A. LINCOLN]