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Tuesday, July 19, 1836.+-

Mechanicsburg, IL.

Candidates for legislature hold meeting. Lincoln steps in to see that there is fair play when gang of roughs pick fight with John Neal. William H. Herndon Interview of James Gourley, in Douglas L. Wilson and Rodney O. Davis, eds., Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements about Abraham Lincoln (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998), 451; Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL), 16 July 1836, 2:2.