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When Abraham Lincoln was an unknown...



Item # 630985

June 22, 1848

THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., June 22, 1848 

* Early in Abraham Lincoln's political career

This issue contains on the front page reports from the: "House of Representatives" which mention Abraham Lincoln. The ftpg. report, at the very top of the 3rd column, notes: "MR. LINCOLN (being entitled to the floor) stated, i advance, that hsi object was to make a speech on the general subject of internal improvements..." with much more.
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 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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