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explanation, but stated therein that he could not submit to answer further, on the ground that Mr. Shield's note contained an assumption of facts and also a menace. Mr. Shields then addressed him anot sunset, General Whiteside called again, and secured from Mr. Lincoln the following answer to Mr. Shield's note:-- Tremont, September 17, 1842. Jas. Shields, Esq.:-- Your note of to-day was handd, and stated to him the only conditions on which it could be settled; viz., the withdrawal of Mr. Shield's first note, which he appeared to think reasonable, and regretted that the note had been writt it was useless to talk, of an adjustment, if it could only be effected by the withdrawal of Mr. Shield's paper, for such withdrawal Mr. Shields would never consent to; adding, that he would as soonmanly character. E. H. Merryman. A. T. Bledsoe. Wm. Butler. Let it be observed now, that Mr. Shield's friends, after agreeing to the arbitrament of four disinterested gentlemen, declined the con