Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 2.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
August 26, 1854

After the transaction of the regular business of the convention---adoption of resolutions, &c.,---the Hon. A. Lincoln of your city, [2]Page  227 who was present, was loudly called for to address the meeting. He responded to the call ably and eloquently, doing complete justice to his reputation as a clear, forcible and convincing public speaker. His subject was the one which is uppermost in the minds of the people---the Nebraska-Kansas bill; and the ingenious, logical, and at the same time fair and candid manner, in which he exhibited the great wrong and injustice of the repeal of the Missouri Compromise, and the extension of slavery into free territory, deserves and has received the warmest commendation of every friend of freedom who listened to him. His was masterly effort---said to be equal to any upon the same subject in Congress,---was replete with unanswerable arguments, which must and will effectually tell at the coming election.