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Monday, September 19, 1842.+-

Tremont, IL and Springfield, IL.

Lincoln refuses to accept Shields's reply to his note until Shields withdraws his first note. Gen. Whiteside, Shields's second, and Dr. E. H. Merryman, Lincoln's second, fail to arrive at amicable settlement and duel is proposed. Lincoln, Whiteside, and Merryman return to Springfield. Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL), 14 October 1842.