To John C. Bagby 
Dear Sir July 31- 1858-
Yours of the 27th. is just received. You will see by the papers that Judge Douglas and I have agreed to meet at one place in each congressional district, and the first comes off at Ottawa on the 21st. of August; so that, of course I can not be at Rushville on that day. Judge Trumbull is expected home soon; and I will try to get him to be with you on the 21st.; though I have no certain information what the chance will be. I have some expectation of being at Beardstown on the 12th. and, if so, I should be pleased to see you. How stands Dr. Adams Dunlap  now?
Please write again. Your Obt. Servt. A. LINCOLN