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Wednesday, October 4, 1854.+-

Springfield, IL.

At two o'clock Lincoln takes stand and answers Douglas. He speaks for more than three hours. Douglas is present, interrupts occasionally, and as soon as Lincoln has finished speaks in reply. Illinois Journal, 5 October 1854; Register, 6 October 1854.

Antislavery radicals, under name "Republicans," announce meeting next day. Owen Lovejoy tries to induce Lincoln to attend, but he refuses. Speech at Springfield, Illinois, 4 October 1854, CW, 2:240-47.