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Wednesday, October 6, 1858.+-

Peoria, IL and Galesburg, IL.

In the evening, Lincoln travels by train from Peoria to Galesburg for a scheduled debate against Stephen A. Douglas the following day. A fellow passenger on the train notes that Lincoln, toting a carpetbag, is clad in "a big gray shawl, and a somewhat rusty stovepipe hat." The Metamora Herald (IL), 21 August 1931, 9:1-2.