My dear Sir: Your two letters were duly received. Whether Mr. Storrs  shall come to Illinois, and assist in our approaching campaign, is a question of dollars & cents. Can we pay him? If we can, that is the sole question. I consider his services very valuable.
A day or so before you wrote about Mr. Herndon,  Dubois told me that he, H, had been talking to William Jayne in the way you indicate. At first sight afterwards, I mentioned it to him; he rather denied the charge, and I did not press him about the past; but got his solemn pledge to say nothing of the sort in the future. I had done this before I received your letter. I impressed upon him as well as I could, first that such, was untrue, and unjust to you, and second, that I would be held responsible for what he said. Let this be private.
Some folks are pretty bitter towards me about the Dole, Hubbard, & Brown letter. Yours as ever A. LINCOLN