Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 3.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
December 3, 1859

Mr. Lincoln was called for with loud cheers and made a few remarks, alluding briefly to political matters, giving a short sketch of the progress of the Republican party; of the trials of the Free State men in making this beautiful country the home of the free. He said their battles would never have to be fought over again. (Loud cries of ``that's so,'' and ``no! no!'') and after returning his sincere thanks for so flattering a reception, and remarking that he should address them in the evening, he retired amid the cheers of the crowd.