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

Speech at Mechanicsburg, Illinois [1]

November 4, 1859

On Friday night Mr. Lincoln addressed the people of Mechanicsburg in a most able and eloquent speech. He arraigned the Democratic party for the agitation which now exists throughout the country showing that they and they alone, were responsible for it all, and urged that sectionalism and wrangling on the slavery question would never be brought to an end until the power of the so-called Democratic party was broken in the nation. Douglas, the prime mover in the conspiracy must be rebuked, and in his own home.


[1]   Illinois State Journal, November 7, 1859.