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Saturday, July 17, 1858.+-

Atlanta, IL and Springfield, IL.

Lincoln is in Douglas's audience at morning speech in nearby Atlanta. Calls for him ring out when Douglas finishes, but he again declines to take advantage of Democratic meeting. Douglas speaks again in afternoon at B. S. Edwards' grove, Springfield. In evening Lincoln speaks at state house, devoting his speech mainly to refutation of Douglas's charges of disunion sentiments, resistance to the Dred Scott decision, and Negro equality. Remarks at Atlanta, Illinois, 17 July 1858, CW, 2:504; Speech at Springfield, Illinois, 17 July 1858, CW, 2:504-21; Edwin E. Sparks, ed., The Lincoln-Douglas Debates of 1858 (Springfield, IL: 1908), 52-54.