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Abraham Lincoln from when he was 30 years old...

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October 26, 1839

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, October 26, 1839 

* Very early Abraham Lincoln
* Just 30 years old

An inside page under the heading: "Illinois" has a report discussing the state Whig convention along with the names of the gentlemen who were candidates for electors of the president and vice president, including from the 3rd District, "Ab. Lincoln, of Sangamon." This is an extremely early mention of Abraham Lincoln, from when he was just 30 years old.
An inconspicuous report yet extremely significant for any Lincoln collector.
Sixteen pages, 8 1/4 by 11 3/4 inches, great condition.

This newspaper began in 1811 and was a prime source for national political news of the first half of the 19th century. As noted in Wikipedia it: "...(was) one of the most widely-circulated magazines in the United States...Devoted primarily to politics...considered an important source for the history of the period."

Category: Pre-Civil War