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Friday, September 17, 1852.+-

Pekin, IL.

Pekin and Peoria. Erastus Briggs, agent Harris Lime Rock Co. v. Harris, attachment case, Lincoln for plaintiff, is "continued for publication" on his motion. Record.

Concluding his court work, Lincoln goes to Peoria in evening to make campaign speech. "The Court House not being able to hold the throng, the speech was made outdoors—We are informed that it was a most capital speech, and told," reports Illinois Journal (September 22, 1852). Peoria Democratic Press, (22 September 1852)

,however, describes speech as "one of the most miserable failures we ever witnessed." Speech at Peoria, Illinois, 17 September 1852, CW, 2:158-59.