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Thursday, September 2, 1858.+-

Clinton, IL.

Coming up from Decatur on morning train, Lincoln is forced by citizens of Clinton to go on to Wapella so they can escort him back to Clinton with procession. Bloomington Pantagraph calls Clinton meeting "one of the largest and most enthusiastic political gatherings that we have seen since the days of 'Tippecanoe and Tyler too.'" Chicago Tribune, 6 September 1858; Illinois State Journal, 7 September 1858; Speeches at Clinton, Illinois, 2 September 1858, CW, 3:81-84.