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Lincoln accepts the nomination...



Item # 616777

May 22, 1860

NEW-YORK TRIBUNE, May 22, 1860 

Abraham Lincoln's nomination for President

On page 5 under "Mr. Lincoln informed of His Nomination" is a report datelined "Chicago, Monday, May 21" reporting the committee appointed by the Republican National Convention to announce to Mr. Lincoln his nomination: "...arrived at Springfield on Saturday...and proceeded to Mr. Lincoln's residence, where Mr. Ashmun, in a brief speech, presented Mr. Lincoln the letter announcing his nomination."
Hereafter is the text of Abraham Lincoln's reply in which he says in part: "I shall... without...delay respond to you, Mr. Chairman, in writing; not doubting that the platform will be found satisfactory and the nomination be accepted...", plus mention that the members of the committee were then presented to Mr. Lincoln "...who greeted each of them with a hearty shake of hand."
On page 7 under "Political" is a report about Lincoln's recent visit to the Illinois State Republican Convention, plus details about a memento that was presented to him. It notes that the decorated memento was supposedly made from the split rail fence that he built near Decatur thirty years earlier (see).
Page 5 has a report headed: "The California Pony Express" which is early for the Pony Express as the debut of this service began the previous month.
Eight pages, first leaf has a piece missing in the outer margin, otherwise in good condition. Great to have these two Lincoln items in the same issue.

Category: Pre-Civil War

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