On this day of fireworks, floats, and thousands of on-lookers, Lincoln asked supporters to "kindly let me be silent." Throughout the election, Lincoln's Democratic rival Stephen A. Douglas, actively campaigned, while Lincoln followed tradition and let others represent him, including friend and neighbor, Jesse Dubois.
A Good Neighbor, Friend, and Supporter
Jesse K. Dubois served with Lincoln in the Illinois House of Representatives; welcomed Lincoln's help in his 1856 bid for state auditor, and often campaigned for Lincoln in return.
While working for Lincoln's senate campaign in 1854, he voiced the thought others may have shared = "I am for you against the world." Dubois served as a pallbearer at Lincoln's funeral in 1865.
|Series||This marker is part of the Illinois: Lincoln Home National Historic Site series|
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|Date Added||Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 4:12pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 273521 N 4408529|
|Decimal Degrees||39.79660000, -89.64521667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 47.796', W 89° 38.713'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 47' 47.76" N, 89° 38' 42.78" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 401-499 S 8th St, Springfield IL 62701, US|
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