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eople were to come swarming in by colonies, until in the end Illinois was to outstrip all the others, and herself become the Empire State of the union. Lincoln served on the Committee on Finance, and zealously labored for the success of the great measures proposed, believing they would ultimately enrich the State, and redound to the glory of all who aided in their passage. In advocating these extensive and far-reaching plans he was not alone. Stephen A. Douglas, John A. McClernand, James Shields, and others prominent in the subsequent history of the State, were equally as earnest in espousing the cause of improvement, and sharing with him the glory that attended it. Next in importance came the bill to remove the seat of government from Vandalia. Springfield, of course, wanted it. So also did Alton, Decatur, Peoria, Jacksonville, and Illiopolis. But the Long Nine, by their adroitness and influence, were too much for their contestants. They made a bold fight for Springfield, i
he seldom if ever referred to the affair with Shields. People in Illinois did gradually forget or,e the deviltry the Whigs are at. Well, but Shields is the auditor of this Loco- I mean this Demoation. An offensive article in relation to Mr. Shields appeared in the Sangamon Journal of the 2d n them until the first note was withdrawn. Mr. Shields thereupon sent a note designating me as a f arrangement. I started after this to meet Mr. Shields, and met him about twenty miles from Springously offered on the part of Mr. Lincoln to Mr. Shields, and that none was ever communicated by me ld's note:-- Tremont, September 17, 1842. Jas. Shields, Esq.:-- Your note of to-day was handed of the fight, which he refused to do until Mr. Shields' arrival in town, but agreed, verbally, thalation to the matter in controversy between Mr. Shields and Mr. Lincoln having been withdrawn by th I say the papers were withdrawn to enable Mr. Shields's friends to ask an explanation: and I appe[71 more...]
ave lost their support. In either event he was in great danger; and so he who was aspiring to succeed his old rival, James Shields, in the United States Senate was forced to avoid the issue by driving hastily in his one horse buggy to the court in Tazewell county. A singular coincidence suggests itself in the fact that, twelve years before, James Shields and a friend drove hastily in the same direction, and destined for the same point, to force Lincoln to take issue in another and entirely dwife, resigned his seat in the Legislature in order that he might the more easily be elected to succeed his old rival James Shields, who was then one of the senators from Illinois. His canvass for that exalted office was marked by his characteristiMr. Lincoln what he would advise us to do. He answered, Go for Trumbull by all means. We understood the case to be that Shields was to be run by the Democrats at first and then to be dropped, and Joel A. Matteson put up; and it was calculated that