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Friday, August 27, 1858.+-

Freeport, IL.

U.S. senatorial candidates Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas are in Freeport, Illinois, where they meet in their second joint debate. Douglas charges, "[Lincoln] will not tell you distinctly whether he will vote for or against the admission of any more slave States." Lincoln rebuts, "I do not ask for the vote of any one who supposes that I have secret purposes or pledges that I dare not speak out." Lincoln encourages voters to "Go for" the candidate whose "views" are "in accordance with your feelings." Daily Illinois State Journal (Springfield), 30 August 1858, 2:3, 1 September 1858, 2:1-4, 2 September 1858, 2:1-4; Chicago (IL) Daily Press and Tribune, 30 August 1858, 1:4-6, 2:2-7; Second Debate with Stephen A. Douglas at Freeport, Illinois, 27 August 1858, CW, 3:38-76.