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An early newspaper mention of Abraham Lincoln...

Item # 676188

December 22, 1843


* Very early Abraham Lincoln
* Springfield, Illinois

 The top of page 2 has a report headed: "Advice From Illinois" being an account of activities in the state Whig Convention in Springfield, mentioning in part: "...The following gentlemen constitute the Electoral ticket: Electors at Large--ABRAHAM LINCOLN of Sangamon County: S. LISLE SMITH of Cook..." with more detail. Also mentioned is: "...The gentlemen selected as Electors are men of high character and standing, and the best stump speakers in the State, and are devoted heart and soul to the election of Henry Clay...".
This is an early mention of Abraham Lincoln from when he was just 34 years old and very far from the national celebrity he would become in later years. A significant addition to any collection of Abraham Lincoln memorabilia.
Four pages, some spine wear, otherwise nice.

Category: Pre-Civil War