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Thursday, October 7, 1858.+-

Galesburg, IL.

Lincoln arrives around noon for his fifth debate with Illinois Senator Stephen A. Douglas. He proceeds to Henry R. Sanderson's home, where attorney Thomas Gold Frost delivers a speech welcoming Lincoln to Galesburg. Miss Anna Hurd presents Lincoln with a banner "prepared by the ladies of Galesburg" to commemorate his visit. At two o'clock in the afternoon, "the military and a large body of citizens on horseback and on foot" escort Lincoln and Douglas, riding separately in "two four horse carriages driven abreast," to the Knox College campus, the site of the debate. Galesburg Semi-Weekly Democrat (IL), 9 October 1858, 2:1-2; Fifth Debate with Stephen A. Douglas at Galesburg, Illinois, 7 October 1858, CW, 3:207-44.