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Friday, October 6, 1848.+-

Chicago, IL.

Whig rally is held at courthouse in evening with Lincoln principal speaker. Although called on six hours' notice, crowd is so large meeting adjourns to public square. Lincoln speaks for two hours. Chicago Journal (October 6, 1848, October 7, 1848) describes his speech as "one of the very best we have heard or read, since the opening of the campaign." S. A. Hurlbut follows Lincoln.Speech at Chicago, Illinois, 6 October 1848, CW, 2:11.