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Monday, September 27, 1858.+-

Springfield, IL and Jacksonville, IL.

At 7 A.M. procession forms on town square and escorts Lincoln to Great Western station. Train reaches Jacksonville at 11. Besides Springfield delegation, many are present from Cass and Scott counties. In afternoon, following F. P. Blair Jr. of St. Louis, Lincoln speaks. Illinois State Journal, 28 September 1858, 29 September 1858; Chicago Tribune, 1 October 1858; Jacksonville Sentinel, 1 October 1858.

Lincoln finds time to write defendants' answer in Mershon v. Oliver & Milner, Logan County case. He signs "Lincoln & Parks p.d.," and evidently mails document to Samuel Parks. Photocopy.