Peoria Weekly Republican, September 24, 1852. This is the only report of the speech available, but the Peoria Democratic Press, September 22, 1852, devoted a paragraph to ridiculing it as ``little worthy of attention'' and suggested that ``if Mr. Lincoln has made no better speeches during the campaign, he had better `rub out, and begin again.' ''
 Thomas H. Benton.
 October 13, 1812.