Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 2.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.

To John C. Bagby [1]

John C. Bagby, Esq. Springfield,
Dear Sir July 31- 1858-

Yours of the 27th. is just received. You will see by the papers that Judge Douglas and I have agreed to meet at one place in each congressional district, and the first comes off at Ottawa on the 21st. of August; so that, of course I can not be at Rushville on that day. Judge Trumbull is expected home soon; and I will try to get him to be with you on the 21st.; though I have no certain information what the chance will be. I have some expectation of being at Beardstown on the 12th. and, if so, I should be pleased to see you. How stands Dr. Adams Dunlap [2] now?

Please write again. Your Obt. Servt. A. LINCOLN


[1]   ALS-P, ISLA. John C. Bagby was a resident of Rushville, Illinois.

[2]   Contemporary sources give the name as ``Adam'' not ``Adams'' as Lincoln spells it. Adam Dunlap was prominent in Schuyler County politics.