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Lincoln in Central Illinois.

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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."

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