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Saturday, July 18, 1846.+-

Lacon, IL.

Whig Party congressional candidate Lincoln campaigns in Lacon, Illinois, where he speaks about the tariff issue, "the Mexican war, [and the] annexation of Texas." A newspaper reports, "Mr. Lincoln is one of the strongest men of our State—possessing a well disciplined, clear and comprehensive mind—a mind able to grasp any subject within the range of the statesman. Of his election we have no doubt; in the event of which his constituents of all parties may safely repose confidence in his ability, and fidelity to their interests." Illinois Gazette (Lacon), 25 July 1846, 2:5.

Monday, July 20, 1846.+-

Near Henry, IL.

Accompanied by friends from Lacon, Lincoln crosses river to address voters in two precincts of Marshall County located west of Illinois River. He speaks in grove on Bonham Farm.Jeriah Bonham, Fifty Years' Recollections with Observations and Reflections on Historical Events, giving Sketches of Eminent Citizens—their Lives and Public Services (Peoria, IL: Franks, 1883), 161.

Tuesday, July 21, 1846.+-

Near Henry, IL.

[Dr. Robert Boal, of Lacon, in letter to Richard Yates August 25, 1860, wrote: "Cartwright sneaked through this part of the district after Lincoln, and grossly mis-represented him."] Richard Yates Papers, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Springfield, IL.

Wednesday, July 22, 1846.+-

Hennepin, IL?

[C. C. Tisler, in "Lincoln's Ottawa" (Ms.) quoting John Fiske Nash, former resident of Hennepin, says Lincoln and Cartwright spoke at Hennepin during 1846 campaign. IHi.]

Friday, July 24, 1846.+-

Mackinaw, IL.

Lincoln is scheduled to address citizens of Mackinawtown this afternoon.Tazewell Whig, 18 July 1846.

Saturday, July 25, 1846.+-

Delavan, IL.

Lincoln is scheduled to speak at seven o'clock in evening.Tazewell Whig, 18 July 1846.

Monday, July 27, 1846.+-

Springfield, IL.

In Sangamon Circuit Court, plaintiff files declaration in Hampton v. Hall and defendant is ruled to enter plea in 20 days. This is ejectment suit in which Lincoln and Herndon appear for plaintiff. On motion of Logan and Lincoln, attorneys for plaintiff, leave is given to open depositions in Ryder v. Stringer. Fifteen of Lincoln's cases are continued and two stricken. Record.

Tuesday, July 28, 1846.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Summer term of Sangamon Circuit Court ends. Nelson Fry gets judgment for $810 against William H. Herndon, administrator of James Bell, deceased, and Joshua F. Speed. Herndon pays judgment out of proceeds of sale of real estate made October 17, 1845 to John and Robert Irwin.Record.]

Wednesday, July 29, 1846.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln and his wife Mary are among the guests in attendance at a gathering held at James C. Conkling's home. David Davis to Sarah W. Davis, David Davis Family Papers, 2 August 1846, folder B-1, IHi, Springfield, IL.

Friday, July 31, 1846.+-

Springfield, IL.

A few days before Illinois's Seventh Congressional District election, Whig-Party candidate Lincoln distributes a flyer denying that he is "an open scoffer at Christianity." Lincoln explains, "That I am not a member of any Christian Church, is true; but I have . . . never spoken with intentional disrespect of religion . . . Leaving the higher matter of eternal consequences, between him and his Maker, I still do not think any man has the right thus to insult the feelings, and injure the morals, of the community in which he may live."Handbill Replying to Charges of Infidelity, 31 July 1846, CW, 1:382-83; The Illinois Gazette (Lacon), 15 August 1846, 2:3-5; The Tazewell Whig (Tremont, IL), 22 August 1846, 1:5.