To William Fithian 
Dear Doctor Yours of the 1st. was received this morning, as also one from Mr. Harmon, and one from Hiram Beckwith on the same subject.  You will see by the Journal that I have appointed to speak at Danville on the 22nd. of Sept.---the day after Douglas speaks there. My recent experience shows that speaking at the same place the next day after D. is the very thing---it is, in fact, a concluding speech on him. Please show this to Messrs. Harmon &
Page 85Beckwith; and tell them they must excuse me from writing seperate letters to them. Yours as ever A. LINCOLN
P.S. Give full notice to all surrounding counties. A. L.