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Thursday, April 9, 1840.+-

Alton, IL.

Lincoln, "one of the Presidential Electors", delivers a speech in the evening "at the old Court room." A local newspaper reports that Lincoln's topics include "the great questions at issue between the people and the office-holders." The newspaper adds, "Although not more than two or three hours previous notice could be given of the intended meeting, the room, which is very spacious, was crowded to excess; and his speech which, although highly argumentative and logical, was enlivened by numerous anecdotes, was received with unbounded applause, and left a very favorable impression on the minds of his auditors."The Alton Telegraph (IL), 11 April 1840, 3:4.