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Thursday, October 2, 1856.+-

Alton, IL and Springfield, IL.

In Alton, Lincoln speaks at a rally for presidential candidate John C. Fremont. The Republican Fremont is running against the Democratic Party's candidate James Buchanan. A newspaper reports, "Hon. A. Lincoln, finding it necessary to return by the evening train, spoke in the afternoon to a large audience in front of the Presbyterian Church. He made, as he always does, an earnest, argumentative, patriotic, and exceedingly able speech." Chicago Daily Journal (IL), 6 October 1856, 2:3.