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Wednesday, November 1, 1848.+-

Lacon, IL.

"Dr. Henry . . . and Hon. A. Lincoln addressed a numerous assemblage of our citizens from all parts of the county. . . . [Lincoln] declared that the contest was between Taylor and Cass . . . and admonished all `Liberty' or Van Buren men . . . to cast their votes for Gen. Taylor, and not indirectly for Gen. Cass. . . . After listening about four hours . . . the audience retired, highly entertained and instructed."Illinois Gazette, 4 November 1848; Speech at Lacon, Illinois, 1 November 1848, CW, 2:14.