My dear Sir Aug. 10. 1858
Yours of the 7th. is just received. I am greatly hurried, for which reason you will pardon me for not writing a longer letter. As to the law-question. As the consideration of the notes, Gridley  will insist they were given because of his acting as agent for the makers of the notes, in purchasing the land; and I rather think this will make out a legal consideration.
As to politics I am doing what I can for the cause. They have a meeting at Tremont on Saturday the 14th. and I wish you would go down and mingle with your old friends upon that occasion.
Again let me beg you to excuse the shortness of this letter. Yours very truly A. LINCOLN