Response to the Bulletin.
Thursday, October 14, 1858.
In place of Judge Douglas being the recipient of large sums from the I.C.R.R. Company, it turns out that Lincoln is hired and paid large fees to do any act that can rid the company of taxation and saddle the same upon the people. For one case the company paid Lincoln $5000.
Has the editor of the Bulletin no fear of death and a just retribution, that he thus utters such glaring falsehoods? In his speech at Pekin, Mr. Lincoln expressly declared that he was not in favor of releasing the Illinois Central Railroad from its obligation to the State, and also that, owing to a controversy once had with that corporation which resulted in his procuring a judgment against it of $5,000, it might be truly said their relations were not amicable. He thought the charge that he was in the interest of the Illinois Central Railroad came with an exceedingly bad grace from Judge Douglas, who has been furnished by the officers of the road with special trains free of expense for the accommodation of himself and his famous cannon, and who had purchased an immense tract of land of the railroad company for so small a sum that a poor man would be enriched by the operation.