Leavenworth Daily Times, September 22, 1860

Never, perhaps, in any political campaign, were the people as wide-awake as in the present one. From all directions we receive glowing and cheering accounts of "the masses moving," "thousands of freemen in council," "tremendous Republican rally," and reports of speeches made by prominent men who have gone into the canvass heart and soul. Wide-Awake Clubs and other organizations are organized and forming in all the Northern, Western and Eastern States.—We have Seward and others at the West, Sherman in New Jersey, Hickman in Pennsylvania, and other good men everywhere.—The indications—solid ones, too—are that Lincoln and Hamlin will sweep the Free States as with a political whirlwind. Let the enthusiasm continue; let every man, young and old, who loves his country join in the work, and aid to the extent of his power the cause that will thus be made triumphant.