To Joseph Gillespie 
My dear Sir Aug. 2. 1858
I should be with Judge Douglas at your town on the 6th. had he not strongly intimated in his published letter that my presence would be considered an intrusion. I shall soon publish a string of appointments following on his present track, which will bring me to Edwardsville about the 13th. of Sept.
On saturday I accidentally heard old A. G. Herndon remark that they had got to their new Buchanan paper here forty subscribers from Montgomery county. This last for yourself only. Yours as ever A. LINCOLN.