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Thursday, December 1, 1859.+-

St. Joseph, MO and Elwood, Kansas Territory.

Mark W. Delahay and D. W. Wilder meet Lincoln at Hannibal Railroad station in St. Joseph, cross river to Elwood, where Lincoln speaks in Great Western Hotel dining room. He spends night in Elwood. Speech at Elwood, Kansas, 1 December [30? November] 1859, CW, 3:495-97; Kansas Hist. Coll., VII, 537n.

[Mrs. Lincoln buys groceries, including 12 pounds sugar and five pounds coffee, at Smith's store. Pratt, Personal Finances, 160.]