To John H. Manny and Company 
Rockford, Ill. Sept. 1, 1855.
Since I left Chicago about the 18th of July, I have heard nothing concerning the Reaper suit. I addressed a letter to Mr. Watson,  at Washington, requesting him to forward me the evidence, from time to time, as it should be taken, but I have received no answer from him.
Is it still the understanding that the case is to be heard at Cincinnati on the 20th inst.?
Please write me on the receipt of this. Yours truly,