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Wednesday, September 24, 1856.+-

Decatur, IL.

Republicans meet during morning in grove near town. Bross of Chicago "Democratic Press," J. C. Vaughn, and John Wentworth speak before dinner, and afterward Trumbull takes stand. "We were compelled to leave him speaking in order to mail this letter. He was to be followed by Mr. Lincoln." Chicago Democratic Press, 27 September 1856.

Lincoln's speech is exhortation to Fillmore men. This concludes outdoor meeting. At candlelight at courthouse Republicans hear Lawrence Weldon of Clinton, recent convert, and Owen Lovejoy. While he speaks, Democrats throw eggs through windows. Illinois State Chronicle, 2 October 1856.