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Tuesday, September 12, 1854.+-

Bloomington, IL.

Lincoln addresses German Anti-Nebraska meeting. "The speech was clear and unanswerable, for it was a plain statement of facts, and of sound, strong argument; it was eloquent, for he spoke the deep convictions of truth from a heart warmed with the love of his country, and the love of freedom." Bloomington Pantagraph, 20 September 1854; Speech at Bloomington, Illinois, 12 September 1854, CW, 2:230-33.