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Wednesday, October 16, 1844.+-

Peoria, IL.

[Sometime during 1844 Lincoln and William L. May engage in heated debate at Main Street Presbyterian Church in Peoria. Date of encounter has not been definitely determined, but some evidence indicates that it was three-day debate commencing October 15, 1844.Peoria Transcript, 21 April 1881, 23 April 1881; ISLA—Ernest E. East to H. E. Pratt, 19 July 1938.]