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

To C. W. Michael and William Proctor [1]

C. W. Michael & W Proctor Esqs Springfield,
Aug. 2. 1858

Gentlemen Yours of the 29th. July is received. Judge Douglas considers my presence at his appointments as an intrusion; and so I have concluded to not be present at them. I have written Judge Kellogg [2] what I now say to you, that if you are pretty confident you can give me a respectable audience, at Lewistown, on the 17th. and will so notify me, I will try to be there. Yours very truly



[1]   ALS, owned by Mark Wyman, Fresno, CA,. C. W. Michael and William Proctor of Lewistown, Illinois, wrote that it would be desirable for Lincoln to follow Douglas at Lewistown on August 16 (DLC-RTL).

[2]   William Kellogg, former member of the legislature from Fulton County and judge of the Tenth Circuit, elected to Congress 1857-1863.