The Chicago Journal, November 14, printed a portion of a speech delivered by Usher F. Linder in the legislature on November 2, attacking Thomas Ewing as an aristocrat ``unsuited to wield the immense patronage placed in his hands.'' He expressed the general sentiment of Illinois Whigs against the appointment of Justin Butterfield as commissioner of the General Land Office in disregard of the ``almost unanimous wish of . . . the whig people of Illinois.'' The editor of the Chicago Journal was Charles L. Wilson.
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