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

Notes for the Debate at Jonesboro, Illinois [1]

September 15, 1858

Brief answer to his opening.

Put in the Democratic Resolutions.

Examine his answers to my questions. [2]

``If the people of Kansas shall, by means entirely unobjectionable in all other respects, adopt a State Constitution, and ask admission into the Union under it before they have the requisite number of inhabitants according to the English Bill---some ninety three thousand---will you vote to admit them?''

Annotation

[1]   AD, IHi. The single sheet of notes was picked up from the platform and preserved by John T. Stuart.

[2]   See Fragment: Notes for Speeches, supra.