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Thursday, October 27, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Palmer and McClernand, candidates for Congress, hold joint debate at courthouse. Afterward, at Republican headquarters, there are more speeches, one from Palmer. "As he sat down the crowd discovered Mr. Lincoln in the back part of the hall. . . . In answer to their call, he went forward and addressed them in his well known eloquent and impressive manner." Illinois State Journal, 28 October 1859.