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First election of Abraham Lincoln...

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November 09, 1860

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 9, 1860 

* Abraham Lincoln is elected President
* From our nation's capital

Perhaps the best newspaper to have with news on any Presidential election, being from the nation's capital.
Page 2 has a report headed: "The Presidential Contest" which begins: "Abraham Lincoln is the next President of the United States. This result is the consummation of the consummation of the greatest political revolution since the organization of the government..." with more.
This is followed by similar reports from eight other newspapers, all reporting the election of Lincoln, a few of which begin: "The returns before us indicate the election of Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States..." and: "The result of yesterday's proceedings is not yet fully known, but enough is before us to place the election of Mr. Lincoln beyond a doubt...", etc.
Page 3 has various congressional election results and some content concerning southern news on secession from the Union, as well as "Telegraphic Correspondence - Presidential Election".
The front page has a small ad promoting a book on the life & service of "Hon. Abraham Lincoln..."
Four pages, large folio size, damp staining at the blank spine margin, nice condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War