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Sunday, July 15, 1832-Monday, July 16, 1832.+-

Sunday, July 15, 1832-Monday, July 16, 1832.

Company breaks up at Peoria. Lincoln and Harrison purchase canoe and start down Illinois River. Stop is made at Pekin, where Lincoln makes oar and Harrison purchases provisions. Resuming journey, one pulls oar while other steers. River is very low and it is hard pull to "make half the speed of legs on land; in fact we let her float all night and in the morning always found objects still visible that were beside us the previous evening."

They are invited aboard log raft to share meal of "fish, corn bread, eggs, butter and coffee . . . the only warm meal . . . for several days."George M. Harrison to W. H. Herndon, n.d., William H. Herndon Papers, Henry E. Huntington Library, San Marino, CA.