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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.