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Friday, July 1, 1836.+-

New Salem, IL.

[Lincoln advertises in the Sangamo Journal list of 49 letters still on hand in New Salem post office, which if not called for by October 1, 1836, will be sent to the general post office as dead letters. Sangamo Journal, 9 July 1836, 2:7.]

Saturday, July 2, 1836.+-

New Salem, IL.

[Sangamo Journal announces that Republican, Springfield's Democratic paper, compliments Lincoln for course he took in legislature on bill "permitting the State Bank to take the million dollars worth of reserve stock and obligating the bank to pay the Wiggins loan" of $100,000 made in 1831. Sangamo Journal, 2 July 1836.]

Monday, July 4, 1836.+-

Petersburg, IL.

Lincoln and other candidates for legislature probably attend celebration of Fourth of July. Moses K. Anderson, candidate for Senate, and Richard M. Quinton, candidate for House, are only two speakers mentioned in Sangamo Journal. Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL), 9 July 1836.

Monday, July 11, 1836.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln is debator at political meeting in court house. Ninian W. Edwards, Whig, is followed by Dr. Jacob M. Early, Democrat, and he in turn by Dan Stone, Whig. John Calhoun replies to Stone. Lincoln follows Calhoun, and Richard M. Quinton replies to Lincoln. All are legislative candidates.Sangamo Journal, 16 July 1836; Speech at a Political Rally in the Court House at Springfield, Illinois, 11 July 1836, CW, 1:49-50.

Thursday, July 14, 1836.+-

Salisbury, IL.

Lincoln and other candidates attend rally and address "collection of citizens" at Salisbury, village on New Salem-Springfield road.Sangamo Journal, 16 July 1836.

Saturday, July 16, 1836.+-

Athens, IL.

Lincoln probably keeps first of ten speaking engagements for legislative candidates announced in today's Sangamo Journal. [Robert L. Wilson wrote February 10, 1866: "We travelled on horse back from one grove to another. . . . The speaking would begin in the forenoon, the candidates speaking alternately until all who could speak had his turn."] Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL), 16 July 1836, 2:2; William H. Herndon Papers, Henry E. Huntington Library, San Marino, CA.

Monday, July 18, 1836.+-

Varsell's Farm on Sugar Creek, Sangamon County, IL.

Seventeen candidates meet at Varsell farm in southern Sangamon County. Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL), 16 July 1836, 2:2.

Lincoln takes leading part in campaign, "espousing the Whig side of all questions . . . [and] manifesting skill and tact." R. L. Wilson to William H. Herndon, 10 February 1866, William H. Herndon Papers, Henry E. Huntington Library, San Marino, CA.

Tuesday, July 19, 1836.+-

Mechanicsburg, IL.

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Wednesday, July 20, 1836.+-

Cotton Hill, Sangamon County, IL.

Legislative aspirants are scheduled to speak at meeting six miles south of Springfield. Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL), 16 July 1836, 2:2.

Thursday, July 21, 1836.+-

New Salem, IL.

Another legislative rally is held, with all candidates invited to speak. Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL), 16 July 1836, 2:2.

Saturday, July 23, 1836.+-

Allenton, IL.

Today's meeting is scheduled at Allenton, a mile and a half north of modern Taylorville.Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL), 16 July 1836, 2:2.

Tuesday, July 26, 1836.+-

Campbell Farm, Sangamon County, IL.

Stump speeches are scheduled at Thomas Campbell's farm, eight miles west of Springfield. Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL), 16 July 1836, 2:2.

Monday, July 25, 1836.+-

Berlin, IL.

Candidates campaign in Berlin, fifteen miles west of Springfield. Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL), 23 July 1836, 2:1.

Wednesday, July 27, 1836.+-

Petersburg, IL.

Caravan moves north, and new town of Petersburg entertains its first political candidates. Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL), 16 July 1836, 2:2.

Friday, July 29, 1836.+-

Spear's Farm, Sangamon County, IL and Springfield, IL.

Candidates halt at farm of Isaac Spear, six miles southeast of Springfield, address voters, and move on to Springfield. Lincoln, passing new home of George Forquer, sees his first lightning rod. Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL), 23 July 1836, 2:1; Osborn A. Oldroyd, ed., The Lincoln Memorial: Album Immortelles (Springfield, IL: Lincoln Publishing, 1890), 143-45.

Saturday, July 30, 1836.+-

Springfield, IL.

Winding up campaign, candidates speak at court house. Ninian W. Edwards, Whig, bellows denial of charge of Dr. Early, Democrat. Early challenges Edwards to duel. Lincoln speaks next and astonishes audience by ability with which he handles subject in dispute. Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL), 23 July 1836, 2:1; R. L. Wilson to William H. Herndon, 10 February 1866, William H. Herndon Papers, Henry E. Huntington Library, San Marino, CA.