Lincoln spoke in Lacon on July 18. His Democratic opponent, the Reverend Peter Cartwright, was the famed Methodist circuit rider. Dr. Robert Boal of Lacon, writing to Richard Yates on August 25, 1860, recalled this episode of the campaign in 1846, and commented, ``Cartwright sneaked through this part of the district after Lincoln, and grossly misrepresented him.'' Yates MSS., IHi.
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