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Abraham Lincoln finishes his five day speaking tour in Kansas with two speeches in Leavenworth

Lincoln
12/03/1859 to 12/05/1859
Lincoln was winding up a short speaking tour in Kansas. He had spoke at Elwood on Wednesday, at Troy and Doniphan on Thursday, in Atchison on Friday night, and at Leavenworth on Saturday.  His speeches contained significant portions of the arguments he would give at the Cooper Union in New York three months later. He stayed in Leavenworth to observe Election Day and left for home on Wednesday, December 7, 1858, accompanied by Dickinson graduate Marcus J. Parrott, the Kansas territorial delegate to the U.S. House. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Fred W. Brinkerhoff, "The Kansas Tour of Lincoln the Candidate," Kansas Historical Quarterly 13 (February, 1945), 301-302.

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