he facts of the case, as they came within my knowledge; for the truth of which I hold myself responsible, and request you to give the same publication.
An offensive article in relation to Mr. Shields appeared in the Sangamon Journal of the 2d of September last; and, on demanding the author, Mr. Lincoln was given up by the editor.
Mr. Shields, previous to this demand, made arrangements to go to Quincy on public business; and before his return Mr. Lincoln had left for Tremont to attend the coucannot submit to answer it further.
As now, sir, you desire it, I will be a little more particular.
The editor of the Sangamon Journal gave me to understand that you are the author of an article which appeared, I think, in that paper of the 2d September inst., headed The lost Townships and signed Rebecca or ‘Becca.
I would therefore take the liberty of asking whether you are the author of said article, or any other of the same signature which has appeared in any of the late numbers of that p