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Monday, September 21, 1840.+-

Salem, IL; Mount Vernon, IL.

[Lincoln is still stumping lower part of state. McClernand has called on Lamborn to come and help him in debates. "Lamborn," comments "Journal," "though well disposed to earn something in laboring for the party, has succeeded little better than his friend McClernand. Nothing has been heard from Mr. Snyder since his Waterloo defeat." Sangamo Journal, 25 September 1840.]

Lincoln speaks this week at Salem and Mount Vernon. At Salem, according to "Patriot," political reporter, he "was completely done up, even his anecdotes failed to command attention; and after a speech of one hour, he gave way to McClernand." The same witness wrote that at Mt. Vernon "Mr. Lincoln . . . was listened to with attention; possessing much urbanity and suavity of manner, he is well calculated for a public debator; as he seldom loses his temper, and always replies jocosely and in good humor,—the evident marks of dissapprobation which greet many of his assertions, do not discompose him, and he is therefore hard to foil." Register, 16 October 1840.