Charleston Ills. June 3rd
I have just heard that Douglas is dead. I do not expect any one else will suggest my name to you for the vacancy. But I was one of the men spoken of for Governor, & there seems a root of understood connection between the two places. I will say too this much that if you will give me the place, I will not only get out of your way, but help you to the succession when you are tired of being
Governor. Browning ought to go on the Supreme Bench. Levett to Congress, &c. Along there I ought to come in.
Charleston June 3d/61
Concerning appointment of U.S. Senator vice Judge Douglas decd. Think himself entitled