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Monday, August 28, 1854.+-

Jacksonville, IL and Carrollton, IL.

In Carrollton, Lincoln delivers a campaign speech on behalf of Whig Party candidate Richard Yates. Yates and his opponent, Democrat Thomas L. Harris, vie for the sixth congressional district seat. A Democratic newspaper reports, "[Lincoln] was for the restoration [of] the Missouri compromise, which did not please near all the [Henry] Clay whigs; and he was against the repeal of the fugitive slave law, which was very unsatisfactory to the abolitionists." Daily Alton Telegraph (IL), 31 August 1854, 2:2; Illinois Daily Journal (Springfield), 1 September 1854, 2:2; Illinois State Register (Springfield), 1 September 1854, 2:4; Speech at Carrollton, Illinois, 28 August 1854, CW, 2:227.