To Joshua F. Speed 
Yours of the 7th. accompanied by the deed of P. S. Loughborough, to Lawrence Young, is this day received; and I answer in haste to say, that I am engaged for James M. Loughborough, and it might not be consistent with my duty to him, for me to to [sic] attend to the business for Mr. Young. I shall therefore hold the deed subject to your order; suggesting that the land is in Champaign county, and that I think H. C. Whitney, of Urbana, would be a very proper person to entrust the business to.
All well. Kindest regards to Mrs. S. Your friend as ever