Dayton Journal, September 19, 1859. This is the most complete report available. The summary in the Dayton Empire, September 19, 1859, agrees essentially with the Journal report, and both indicate that Lincoln covered much of the same ground as in the preceding speech at Columbus and added a conclusion which he also used at Cincinnati. Lincoln also spoke briefly at Hamilton, Ohio, on his way from Dayton to Cincinnati (Daniel G. Ryan, Lincoln and Ohio, 1923), but no contemporary newspaper report is available.
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