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July 25, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 25, 1848  This newspaper contains on the front page reports from the "House of Representatives" and includes the results of votes on the "Civil and Diplomatic Bill", listing all those who voted "Yea" and "Nay". Within the "Yea" list is "Lincoln" (see), this being Abraham Lincoln when he was serving just two years as a Representative from Illinois.
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 through 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, very nice condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War