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Monday, October 9, 1848.+-

Peoria, IL.

Lincoln and J. Y. Scammon speak at courthouse in evening. After chairman "designated the spot where he should stand," reported Democratic Free Press (October 11, 1848), "Mr. L. blew his nose, bobbed his head, threw up his coat tail, and in the course of two hours was delivered of an immense amount of `sound and fury'." He defends Taylor's seeming lack of principles and urges Free Soil men to support Taylor rather than Van Buren.