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Monday, November 1, 1858.+-

Decatur, IL.

Lincoln closes campaign with speech near his first home in Illinois. "It will please Mr. Lincoln's friends," writes Petersburg reporter who heard him Friday, "to know that he has passed through the tremendous labors of this canvass with his health and strength unimpaired." Menard Index, 4 November 1858; Jesse W. Weik, The Real Lincoln (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1923), 276; Otto R. Kyle, Abraham Lincoln in Decatur (New York: Vantage, 1957), 98-99.