ALS-P, ISLA. See Lincoln to Gillespie, July 16, supra. Gillespie had replied on July 18 (DLC-RTL) that Douglas would carry at least half of the American (Know-Nothing) votes in the district for the Democratic candidate for the state senate, not because they were in favor of Douglas' politics, but because they felt Gillespie had been in the state senate long enough. The German RepublicansPage 524
could not be counted on outside of Highland, Illinois. Samuel A. Buckmaster could beat him, but that he would do all he could. Gillespie's prediction that Buckmaster could defeat him was confirmed at the polls.