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When Abraham Lincoln was an unknown...



Item # 634180

May 6, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., May 6, 1848 

* Early in Abraham Lincoln' political career

This newspaper contains on the front page reports from the: "House of Representatives" which includes the results of a vote for the "Ten Regiment Bill" showing under the "nays" the name "Lincoln" inconspicuously listed among many others (see).
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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