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Tuesday, November 2, 1858.+-

Springfield, IL.

A local newspaper reports on Election Day weather and other conditions in the city: "We are gratified to state that the election . . . passed off as usual; without any disturbance. The rain fell almost incessantly throughout the entire day, and the streets were in a horrid condition." The paper reports that more people voted in this election than voted in the election of 1856. The paper conjectured that the higher numbers were due to the "votes of foreigners who procured their papers within a few days past." The report adds that street fights were "not as numerous... as might have been expected. The city prison was pretty near full, however, at sundown." Daily Illinois State Journal (Springfield), 3 November 1858, 3:1.