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Thursday, September 18, 1856.+-

Vandalia, IL and En route.

Traveling through Vandalia toward points south, Lincoln pauses briefly to observe Democratic meeting on square. Lincoln notes what speaker, his old friend "Long Jim Davis" says, and thinks up replies for his own use on 23d, at Republican rally. Speech at Vandalia, Illinois, 23 September 1856, CW, 2:377-78.