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Friday, October 15, 1858.+-

Alton, IL.

Seventh joint debate takes place. Steamer White Cloud brings up several hundred from St. Louis, and many come from Springfield and Carlinville on special train. Among them is Mrs. Lincoln, who stays with Lincoln at Franklin House. Debate takes place in afternoon at south front of City Hall. Chicago Tribune, 18 October 1858; T. J. McCormack, ed., Memoirs of Gustave Koerner, 1809-1896, 2 vols. (Cedar Rapids, IA: The Torch Press, 1909), 2:66; Seventh and Last Debate with Stephen A. Douglas at Alton, Illinois, 15 October 1858, CW, 3:283-325.