to those suspected of the latter's support, and marked confidential, in which he strove to show that in clinging to their candidate they were really aiding the election of Buchanan
But the effort proved unavailing, for in spite of all his arguments and appeals a large number of the Fillmore men clung tenaciously to their leader, resulting in Buchanan
The vote in Illinois
96,180, and Fillmore
At the same time Bissell
was elected governor by a majority of 4,729 over W. A. Richardson
After the heat and burden of the day Lincoln
returned home, bearing with him more and greater laurels than ever.
The signs of the times indicated, and the result of the canvass demonstrated, that he and he alone was powerful enough to meet the redoubtable Little Giant in a greater conflict yet to follow.