Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 3.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.

To Jackson Grimshaw [1]

Jackson Grimshaw, Esq Springfield,
My dear Sir: Dec. 15. 1859

Herewith I return your business letter, with a note upon it which explains itself.

Judd has started East to attend the sitting of the National committee,Page  510 at N. Y. the 21st. Previous to going he wrote that soon after his return he would call the State Committee together; and he wished me to see some of the members, including yourself, upon a matter which I can tell you better when I see you, than I can write about it. In a general way I may say it was relative to whether Delegates to the National convention shall be appointed, by general convention, or by districts. Perhaps it would be as well to make no committal on this, till we have a conference. Yours very truly A. LINCOLN.

We will consent to a renewal of all the stipulations of the last trial, for this ensuing one, with the understanding that either party offers any additional competent evidence which he may choose.

P.S. Bring this over with you. A. LINCOLN


[1]   ALS and AES, IHi. The endorsement appears on the letter which Lincoln returned. Grimshaw had written concerning the case of Powell v. Ament asking whether stipulations made for the first trial will be renewed ``or shall we be required to prove them.''