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April 27, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 27, 1848  This newspaper contains on the front page, as well as on page 3, reports from the: "House of Representatives" which includes names of those who voted "Yea" and "Nay", with Lincoln's named mentioned among the "Yeas" in both locations (see photos).

In 1846 Lincoln ran for the United States House of Representatives and won. While in Washington he became known for his opposition to the Mexican War and to slavery. He served only one term, from March, 1847 thru March, 1849, so Congressional reports with mention of Abraham Lincoln are quite scarce. Lincoln returned home after his term and resumed his law practice.

Quite rare to find period mentions of Lincoln--albeit quite inconspicuous--from long before he would become a national figure. Lincoln was just 39 years old at the time.

Complete in 4 pages, nice condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War

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