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Thursday, July 29, 1858.+-

Monticello, IL.

Lincoln and Douglas meet on road about two miles from Monticello. Douglas, having spoken there, is on his way to Bement; Lincoln is going to Monticello. Lincoln has his reply to Douglas's letter accepting his challenge, and asks latter to wait until he compares it with copy, but Douglas refuses. Lincoln proceeds to Monticello, makes speech, and that night sends his reply to Douglas. Edwin E. Sparks, ed., The Lincoln-Douglas Debates of 1858 (Springfield, IL: 1908), 66-68; Abraham Lincoln to Stephen A. Douglas, 29 July 1858, CW, 2:528-30; Speech at Monticello, Illinois, 29 July 1858, CW, 2:527.