Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 2.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.

Remarks at Atlanta, Illinois [1]

July 17, 1858

When the Judge retired from the stand, vociferous calls were made for ``Lincoln!'' ``Lincoln!!'' ``Lincoln!!!'' Mr. L. appeared before the audience, and remarked that feelings of delicacy prompted him to refrain from addressing them. He said he appreciated the kindness which induced his friends to call him out, but he hoped they would not insist on a speech from him on that occasion.


[1]   Bloomington Pantagraph, July 17, 1858; Illinois State Journal, July 21, 1858.