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Lincoln in Central Illinois.


Thursday, September 9, 1858

Mr. Lincoln addressed an audience of about 1500 at Mattoon, in Coles County, last. Mr. Douglas in the same county, only had an audience of about 200. A correspondent of the Tribune & Press says:
"The Kentucktans in Coles are now for Lincoln to a man. He opened their eyes to the thimble-riggery of the Little Dodger; and Douglas will have few in that region to do him reverence. Lincoln was frank, eloquent and convincing -- he carried the popular heart by acclamation."