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Wednesday, August 8, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Illinois Republicans hold immense rally to celebrate Lincoln's nomination. Thousands attend. Giant morning procession passes Lincoln residence; he reviews it from his doorway. In afternoon there is speaking from five stands at fair grounds. Lincoln appears, declines to make speech, and escapes on horseback. More speeches are made in evening at Wigwam and state house. Lincoln endorses pardon petition of Buckner S. Morris to Gov. Wood. Illinois State Journal, 9 August 1860; Remarks at a Republican Rally, Springfield, Illinois, 8 August 1860, CW, 4:91-92; Endorsement: Buckner S. Morris to John Wood concerning Pardon of Patrick Cunningham, [8 August 1860], CW, 4:92.