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Tuesday, September 16, 1856.+-

Bloomington, IL.

Democrats hold large rally. During afternoon Lincoln and Swett attend meeting. In evening, while Democratic speakers are holding forth at Pike House, Lincoln speaks at Major's Hall. "A most masterly speech, in which he tore the day-time speeches of the Bucks at their great meeting into ribbons," Bloomington Pantagraph (24 September 1856) reports.