Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 2.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
C. W. Michael & W Proctor Esqs Springfield,
Aug. 2. 1858

Gentlemen Yours of the 29th. July is received. Judge Douglas considers my presence at his appointments as an intrusion; and so I have concluded to not be present at them. I have written Judge Kellogg [2] what I now say to you, that if you are pretty confident you can give me a respectable audience, at Lewistown, on the 17th. and will so notify me, I will try to be there. Yours very truly

A. LINCOLN