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Thursday, October 9, 1856.+-

Peoria, IL.

Morning processions mark opening of Republican rally. Trumbull, Lincoln, and Bross speak in afternoon. Democratic paper, attempting to scatter discord, remarks that "Mr. Trumbull's speech contrasted very unfavorably with that of Lincoln, and made some of the Republicans regret the bargain which sent Trumbull to the senate instead of Lincoln." Peoria Press, 15 October 1856; Speech at Peoria, Illinois, 9 October 1856, CW, 2:379.