Sangamo Journal, January 28, 1837, reprinted from Vandalia Free Press.
 Usher F. Linder (Democrat), who had offered a series of resolutions to institute an inquiry into the management of the State Bank, was elected attorney general soon after this speech. He remained in politics for many years, becoming a Whig in 1838 but returning to the Democratic fold when, as he said, ``the Whigs were merged with the Abolitionists.''
 James Shields (Democrat), who during his term as state auditor challenged Lincoln to a duel in September, 1842. Shields' long political career included practically every state office; he was also elected a United States senator from Illinois (1849), Minnesota (1858), and Missouri (1879).
 Theophilus W. Smith (Democrat), who wrote the bank's original charter.
 Samuel Wiggins was a Cincinnati financier, with whom a loan was negotiated in 1831.
 A superfluous ``not,'' evidently a printer's error in the Journal text, has been deleted at the end of this sentence.
 The Seventh General Assembly authorized the borrowing of $100,000 to redeem the outstanding circulation of the old State Bank, which fell due the next year.