Yours of the 16th. is just received. Herewith are the bond, and both the letters of my correspondents, in relation to it. The letters contain all the information I have on the subject. I wrote them the same day I wrote you, that I was going to send you the claim, if you would take it.
Logan is willing to take the vacant seat on the Supreme Bench; but he is very anxious to not be beaten, if he is put on the track as a candidate. Our friends here, and everywhere, so far as I have heard, are for him; but it behooves us to be wide awake. At the last congressional elections there was a small majority against us in the Middle Division. I am quite anxious for Logan's election, first, because he will make the best Judge, & second because it would hurt his feelings to be beaten worse than it would almost any one else. Your friend as ever A. LINCOLN---