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Tuesday, July 16, 1844.+-

Hillsboro, IL and Vandalia, IL.

Delegation moves on to Vandalia, arriving in afternoon. One who saw them en route remarked: "Old Sangamon, also, sent on a noble corps of choice spirits who, accompanied by an unsurpassable glee club, called forth thundering cheers as they passed." Evening is one of joy, mirth and song—and 26 salutes of cannon.Sangamo Journal, 25 July 1844, 8 August 1844.