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Saturday, August 16, 1856.+-

Oregon, IL and Polo, IL.

In morning Lincoln and three friends drive to Oregon. Large crowd gathers at public square, and "then moved to a beautiful grove on the banks of Rock River. After partaking of a repast prepared by the ladies of Ogle County . . . the people listened to most excellent speeches from Hon. Ab. Lincoln, and Hon. John Wentworth." Lincoln returns to Polo after meeting. John G. Campbell, Personal Recollections of Abraham Lincoln (n.p., [1905?]), 1-3; Chicago Democratic Press, 22 August 1856.