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Saturday, November 16, 1839.+-

Springfield, IL.

Election is held to fill unexpired term of Charles R. Matheny, county clerk. Lincoln votes for Noah W. Matheny, who is elected over Edmund Taylor, 966 to 653.Journal, 23 November 1839.

Lincoln writes answer of Jesse Ditson filed in State Bank of Illinois v. Quinton et al.Photocopy.

"Register" fires two shots at Lincoln and Whig associates. Commenting on Lincoln's bank article of November 8, 1839, opposition paper says: "The longest of the long-nine" says state bank is "our dog and we may whip it." Also complained of is "dictation" of "Springfield Junto" in selecting candidate for special election to fill House vacancy. "Would Mr. Lincoln be likely to urge a candidate upon the people, unless he were well assured that he would, if elected, go the whole hog with the Springfield Junto members?"Register, 16 November 1839.