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Saturday, October 18, 1856.+-

Belleville, IL.

Lincoln, Trumbull, Koerner, Bissell, and others address Republican meeting. "The palm . . . belongs to Mr. Lincoln; his was the speech of the day," Republican newspaper comments. Democratic paper jibes at him for closing his speech with remark, "God bless the Dutch." Belleville Advocate (R), 22 October 1856; St. Clair Tribune (D), 25 October 1856; Speech at Belleville, Illinois, 18 October 1856, CW, 2:379-80.