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


[1]   Illinois State Journal, December 12, 1859. In an editorial comment the Journal specifies that the speech was delivered ``in Leavenworth city on the 4th inst. as we find it in the Leavenworth Register.'' The date is doubtless an error. Other sources confirm the fact that Lincoln spoke twice at Leavenworth on Saturday, December 3. Upon his arrival he replied briefly to Colonel John C. Vaughan's speech of welcome at the Mansion House, supra. That night he delivered his prepared speech in Stockton Hall, which was reported in Jefferson L. Dugger's Register, formerly published by Mark W. Delahay. On Monday, December 5, the day before the Kansas election, he spoke again, by request, in Stockton Hall (vide infra).