To Stephen A. Douglas 
My Dear Sir July 24, 1858.
Will it be agreeable to you to make an arrangement for you and myself to divide time, and address the same audiences during  the present canvass? Mr. Judd, who will hand you this, is authorized to receive your answer; and, if agreeable to you, to enter into the terms of such arrangement. Your Obt. Servt A. LINCOLN
 Debates Scrapbook, DLC, and copy by Norman B. Judd, DLC-RTL. The Judd copy carries the following note by Judd: ``Delivered the original of which the above is a true copy to the Hon. S. A. Douglass at Chicago on the 24 July 1858 and received for answer that he would send me down an answer when he sent down his mail on Monday morning. N. B. Judd.'' Lincoln did not receive Douglas' reply till July 29 (vide infra).
 ``During'' appears in the Judd copy.