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Thursday, September 30, 1858.+-

Winchester, IL and Pittsfield, IL.

Before leaving hotel Lincoln composes verse for Linnie Haggard and writes it in her autograph album. Winchester Republicans escort him to Florence on Illinois River, where party from Pittsfield meets him. He is taken to residence of Col. Ross, east of town, where he spends night. Verses: To Linnie Haggard, 30 September 1858, CW, 3:204; ISLA—Statement of W. C. Dickson, 5 August 1928, Ms.