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Thursday, May 29, 1856.+-

Bloomington, IL.

Convention convenes at 10 A.M. Lincoln attends as delegate from Sangamon County. He serves on nominating committee and is nominated as presidential elector. Climax of meeting comes when business is finished and he addresses delegates. "When he concluded, the audience sprang to their feet, and cheer after cheer told how deeply their hearts had been touched." Illinois State Journal, 3 June 1856, 4 June 1856; Speech at Bloomington, Illinois, 29 May 1856, CW, 2:341.