My Dear Sir: Aug. 9. 1858.
Yours of the 4th, in answer to mine addressed to Mr. Cook,  is received, and for which I thank you.
I have written Lovejoy  the same as I wrote Mr. Cook, and he answers substantially as you do.
Things look reasonably well down this way. Friends write me from all the places where Douglas is speaking, and they all say he gains nothing. This shows at least that he does not scare and cowe our friends where he goes.
I shall be glad of a line from you at any time. Yours truly,