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Thursday, September 23, 1858.+-

Danville, IL and Urbana, IL.

Before leaving town, Lincoln writes Judd suggesting German speaker be sent to Vermilion County. "I believe we have got the gentleman, unless they overcome us by fraudulent voting. . . . How can we prevent it?" Abraham Lincoln to Norman B. Judd, 23 September 1858, CW, 3:202.

He reaches Urbana about 3, while Douglas is speaking, and is escorted to "the private mansion of old Mr. Bradley," where many visit him. "As I write," correspondent says, "the Danville band and the Urbana band are giving him a fine serenade, and hundreds of Republicans, many of them old Henry Clay and Webster Whigs, are in procession." Illinois State Journal, 27 September 1858, 2:3.