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Wednesday, May 28, 1856.+-

Decatur, IL and Bloomington, IL.

Early in morning Lincoln leaves by train for Bloomington. There he goes to home of David Davis. In evening, crowds gather before Pike House, and Lincoln leads off with speech. Palmer, Wentworth, Washburne and others follow. Illinois State Journal, 29 May 1856; Register, 31 May 1856; Chicago Democratic Press, 30 May 1856; Henry C. Whitney, Life on the Circuit with Lincoln (Boston: Estes & Lauriat, 1892), 73-74; Speech at Bloomington, Illinois, 28 May 1856, CW, 2:340-41.