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Abraham Lincoln... from small beginnings... when he was an unknown...
Item # 679449
April 27, 1848
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 27, 1848
* Early in Abraham Lincoln's political career
This newspaper contains on the front page reports from the: "House of Representatives" which includes the results of a vote showing under the "yeas" the name "Lincoln" inconspicuously listed among many others. Plus page 3 has additional coverage from the House of Representatives which includes Lincoln's name under the "Nays" list of those who voted against an motion (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 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.
Two mentions of Lincoln in one issue. Complete in 4 pages, and in nice condition.
Category: Pre-Civil War