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Wednesday, September 15, 1858.+-

Jonesboro, IL.

Third joint debate takes place. Douglas comes up from Cairo with several carloads of supporters. Audience is smallest of series. White wrote: "The country people came into the little town with ox teams mostly, and a very stunted breed of oxen, too. Their wagons were old-fashioned and looked as though they were ready to fall in pieces." Herndon & Weik, II, 118; Third Debate with Stephen A. Douglas at Jonesboro, Illinois, 15 September 1858, CW, 3:102-44.