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Sunday, September 9, 1832.+-

New Salem, IL.

[Peter Cartwright opens large Methodist camp meeting west of Springfield. More than 1,000 converts are made during two week meeting. Cartwright is described as "not tall, but burly, massive . . . crowning foliage of luxuriant, coal black hair, wreathed into long, but rough and curling ringlets . . . a head that looked as large as a half-bushel . . . a swarthy complexion, rich, rosy lips, always slightly parted, as if wearing a perpetual happy smile."Illinois Journal, 30 January 1850.]