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Tuesday, September 21, 1858.+-

Danville, IL.

Lincoln arrives on the "six o'clock train from the West" in preparation for a speech he is scheduled to give the next day. "A large crowd" accompanies Lincoln as he makes his way by carriage from the depot to the home of Dr. William Fithian. In response to the prompts of the crowd, numbering around two thousand, Lincoln makes a few remarks to them from Dr. Fithian's balcony. Chicago Daily Press and Tribune (IL), 24 September 1858, 2:3; Illinois State Journal (Springfield), 27 September 1858, 2:3.