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Abraham Lincoln gives a speech in Elwood at the start of a five day speaking tour in Kansas

Abraham Lincoln, 1858, detail
11/30/1859
Lincoln was at the start of a short speaking tour in Kansas. A speech in Elwood was not on his schedule but he agreed to speak briefly to a small audience in the dining room of the Great Western Hotel. From Elwood, he left the next morning for engagements in Troy, Doniphan, and Atchison. He would finish the tour with two speeches in Leavenworth. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Fred W. Brinkerhoff, "The Kansas Tour of Lincoln the Candidate," Kansas Historical Quarterly 13 (February, 1945), 300.

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