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Saturday, August 14, 1852.+-

Springfield, IL.

Tompkins Bush, scheduled to address Scott Club, is unable to do so. Lincoln, at his own request, takes his place and speaks for two hours, devoting himself mainly to review of Douglas' speech at Richmond, July 9, 1852. Unable to finish, Lincoln announces that he will continue at next meeting. "Mr. Lincoln's speech was full of keen sarcasm and eloquence, and elicited shouts of laughter and approbation." Illinois Journal, 17 August 1852; Speech to the Springfield Scott Club, 14 August 1852, CW, 2:135-57.