Council Bluffs Bugle, August 17, 1859. Although from a Democratic paper, this is the most complete report available. Accompanied by Ozias M. Hatch, Lincoln made the trip to Council Bluffs to examine land owned by Norman B. Judd, which Judd deeded to Lincoln November 11, 1859, as security for a $3,000 debt. After his arrival in the city, Lincoln accepted an invitation to speak.
[ return to text ]