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his challenger, foreboded a tumultuous scene.
The excitement that followed, relates another one of the candidates,
R. L. Wilson, letter, Feb. 10, 1866, Ms. was intense — so much so that fighting men thought a duel must settle the difficulty.
The nine elected were, Abraham Lincoln, Ninian W. Edwards, John Dawson, Andrew McCormick, Dan Stone, Wm. F. Elkin, Robert L. Wilson, Job Fletcher, and Archer G. Herndon.
The last two were senators.
On assembling at Vandalia they were at once, on .
In height they averaged over six feet, and in weight over two hundred pounds.
We were not only noted, says one
R. L. Wilson, Ms. of them, for our number and length, but for our combined influence.
All the bad or objectional laws passed at thhem every inch of the way. The struggle was warm and protracted.
Its enemies, relates one of Lincoln's colleagues,
R. L. Wilson, Ms. laid it on the table twice.
In those darkest hours when our bill to all appearances was beyond resuscitation, an