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Wednesday, September 20, 1848.+-

Dedham, MA and Cambridge, MA.

Lincoln attends Whig ratification meeting at Dedham in afternoon, and speaks at Cambridge in evening. "Mr. Lincoln . . . is a capital specimen of a `Sucker' Whig, six feet at least in his stockings, and every way worthy to represent that Spartan band of the only Whig district in poor benighted Illinois," writes one of his Cambridge hearers in Boston Atlas (September 22, 1848).