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Thursday, January 12, 1854.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Illinois State Colonization Society, organized for purchasing freedom of slaves and "colonizing" them in Africa, holds its annual meeting at First Presbyterian Church. Lincoln and Orville H. Browning of Quincy have been announced as speakers, but only Browning attends. "On account of illness in his family, Mr. Lincoln was not present." Illinois Journal, 14 January 1854.]