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Wednesday, October 21, 1840.+-

[Lincoln spends night at home of William Virden in southeast corner of Wayne County, some five miles west of Albion. This visit is probably made day after his address at Albion. Virden and Lincoln reminisce on their experiences as veterans, the former in the War of 1812, the latter in the Black Hawk War. Elizabeth Virden Fancher, "Sketch of a Pioneer Woman," Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society, 8 (October 1915): 518.]