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Saturday, September 4, 1858.+-

Bloomington, IL.

At 2 court house bell rings, procession forms, proceeds to Davis home, and escorts Lincoln to town square. He addresses large crowd. Illinois State Journal, 7 September 1858; Speech at Bloomington, Illinois, 4 September 1858, CW, 3:85-90; Sherman D. Wakefield, How Lincoln Became President: The Part Played by Bloomington, Illinois, and Certain of Its Citizens in Preparing Him for the Presidency and Securing his Nomination and Election (New York: Wilson-Erickson, 1936), 87-91.

Returning to Springfield, he stops off in Lincoln and attends Douglas meeting, but does not speak. Lawrence B. Stringer, ed., History of Logan County, 2 vols. (Chicago: Pioneer Publishing Co., 1911), 1:223-24.