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Monday, October 3, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

Duelling spirit aroused by Lincoln-Shields affair brings challenge from Shields to William Butler. Butler accepts and selects rifles at 100 yards in Robert Allen's pasture Tuesday morning. To this Whiteside, Shields' second, will not agree and it is called off.Abraham Lincoln to Joshua F. Speed, 5 October 1842, CW, 1:302-3.