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ink I can come to Kentucky this season. I am so poor and make so little headway in the world that I drop back in a month of idleness as much as I gain in a year's sowing. The last letter, and the one which closes this series, was written October 5, 1842. In it he simply announces his duel with Shields, and then goes on to narrate the particulars of the duelling business, which still rages in this city. This referred to a challenge from the belligerent Shields to William Butler, and anothe his friends, and this fault he is now trying to wipe out by doing an act of still greater injustice to Mr. Lincoln. The following letter from Lincoln to his friend Speed furnishes the final outcome of the duelling business. Springfield, October 5, 1842. Dear Speed:-- You have heard of my duel with Shields, and I have now to inform you that the duelling business still rages in this city. Day before yesterday Shields challenged Butler, who accepted, proposed fighting next morning at