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Saturday, September 29, 1838.+-

Springfield, IL.

Two thousand Whigs and Conservatives celebrate Stuart's election to Congress with barbecue at Porter's Grove. Speeches are made by Lincoln, Stuart, May, Hardin, Servant, Bond, Baker, and Henry. Lincoln's speech is "pithy in his own peculiar style and showed off some of the prominent features of Mr. Van Buren's administration." Alton Telegraph, October 10, 1838. Lincoln writes and signs declaration in Thompson v. Osborn.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.