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Monday, August 11, 1856.+-

En route and Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes Trumbull that he has just returned from speaking in Edgar, Coles, and Shelby counties. "Our whole trouble along there has been & is Fillmoreism. . . . I think we shall ultimately get all the Fillmore men, who are realy anti-slavery extension—the rest will probably go to Buchanan where they rightfully belong; if they do not, so much the better for us." Abraham Lincoln to Lyman Trumbull, 11 August 1856, CW, 2:359-60.