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Tuesday, July 27, 1858.+-

Clinton, IL.

Douglas speaks in afternoon. Lincoln is present, and announces, after Douglas had concluded, that he will speak in evening at courthouse. He does so before moderate crowd. Frank E. Stevens, "The Life of Stephen Arnold Douglas," Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society 16 (October 1923-January 1924):556; Edwin E. Sparks, ed., The Lincoln-Douglas Debates of 1858 (Springfield, IL: 1908), 108; Speech at Clinton, Illinois, 27 July 1858, CW, 2:525-27.