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Friday, May 18, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

In Chicago, on the third ballot, the Republican National Convention delegates nominate Lincoln to be the party's presidential candidate. At noon, the "[n]ews of Mr. Lincoln's nomination" reaches Springfield. In the evening, "the vast crowd . . . immediately" proceeds to Lincoln's home, where he delivers some remarks. Lincoln states "that he did not suppose the honor of such a visit was intended particularly for himself . . . but rather to the representative of a great party." Upon Lincoln's invitation, well-wishers fill his home to offer their congratulations. Illinois Daily State Journal (Springfield), 19 May 1860, 3:2; Press and Tribune (Chicago, IL), 19 May 1860, 1:3; Response to a Serenade, 18 May 1860, CW, 4:50-51.