[1]   Sangamo Journal, February 3, 1838. Preceding the address as printed in the Journal, appears the following notice:

Young Men's Lyceum,

Springfield, Jan. 27 1837 [1838].

``Resolved, That the thanks of this Lyceum be presented to A. Lincoln, Esq. for the Lecture delivered by him this evening, and that he be solicited to furnish a copy for publication.''


The date 1837, as given in the resolution of thanks, is obviously a typographical error. The Young Men's Lyceum was organized in 1833 by a group which included Simeon Francis, John T. Stuart, and Dan Stone. It did not thrive, however, until the autumn of 1836. For the next few years it was one of the leading forces in the cultural activity of Springfield.

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