Nov 11,. 1858
My Dear Sir
I regret the result in Illinois but you have nothing to regret & have won laurels of which you may be proud.
Douglass [Douglas] is a mean fellow & will take the office of Senator against the voice of the People.
We had a hard fight in Pike Rail Road & other Irish overwhelmed us vote about 4500 & the increase all for Locos. I hope for better results in 1860. I said often Douglass stole our Thunder & Morris tried to play our Music -- that beat us. Your friend truly
Wm A. Grimshaw