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Tuesday, August 24, 1858.+-

Galesburg, IL and En route to Augusta, IL.

Lincoln, on a stopover en route to Augusta, arrives in Galesburg at about 3:30 in the afternoon on the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad. He makes "a few remarks" before a crowd of approximately a thousand people who gather at the Bancroft House. Lincoln apologizes that the short length of his stay in Galesburg does not allow him enough "time to make anything of a speech." Chicago Daily Press and Tribune (IL), 26 August 1858, 2:3.