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Tuesday, September 14, 1858.+-

Jonesboro, IL.

Lincoln arrives during evening. Donati's comet, appearance of which causes much excitement, is plainly visible. "Mr. Lincoln greatly admired this strange visitor, and he and I sat for an hour or more in front of the hotel looking at it," wrote Horace White. Herndon & Weik, II, 119; Chicago Tribune, 17 September 1858.