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Saturday, October 21, 1848.+-

Jacksonville, IL.

Lincoln and Murray McConnel speak. Lincoln tries to unite Whigs and Free Soil men. McConnel accuses him of misrepresenting his constituents by his attitude on war. Lincoln refuses to believe that majority favored war, whereupon McConnel cites Whig defeat in last congressional election. "Lincoln has made nothing by coming to this part of the country to make speeches," writes Register correspondent.Debate at Jacksonville, Illinois, 21 October 1848, CW, 2:11-13.