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Friday, July 4, 1856.+-

Princeton, IL.

Republicans celebrate Fourth with large rally for Fremont and Bissell, candidates for President and governor. Party newspapers estimate crowd at ten thousand. Lincoln, Ebenezer Peck, Joseph Knox, Owen Lovejoy and others speak. Illinois State Journal, 7 July 1856; Speech at Princeton, Illinois, 4 July 1856, CW, 2:346-47.