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LINCOLN & DOUGLAS: From the Oquawka Spectator, Oct.14, 1858-"On Saturday Mr. Lincoln spoke in Oquawka.
The day, though rather cool, opened clear and bright and the streets were thronged with people from all parts of the county at an early hour.
Mr. Lincoln was met near the Junction (now Gladstone) by the Brass Band and a procession of about 3/4 mile was formed escorting him to town.
At one o'clock a group escorted Mr. Lincoln from the residence of S.S.Phelps to the stand prepared for the occasion in front of Jamison & Moir's block (near the river on main street. J.H.Stewart, esq., briefly introduced Mr. Lincoln who proceeded to address the crowd of between 1,200-1,500 people.
In the evening he visited Burlington, Iowa and then was on his way to Quincy to meet Mr. Douglas."
(1911 History of Henderson County)