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Tuesday, June 15, 1858.+-

Springfield, IL.

Republican leaders hold evening meeting at state library. Lincoln reads speech he intends to deliver on his expected nomination next day. Almost all advise against radicalism of the "house divided" paragraph, but Lincoln's determination to deliver it remains unshaken. Ward H. Lamon, The Life of Abraham Lincoln: From His Birth to His Inauguration (Boston: Osgood, 1872), 398.