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First election of Abraham Lincoln...

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November 08, 1860

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 8, 1860 

* Abraham Lincoln elected
* Presidential election

Perhaps the best newspaper to have with news on any Presidential election, being from the nation's capital.
Page 3 has a report headed: "The Presidential Election" which notes: "From the telegraphic reports of the Presidential election received since our last publication, the reader will learn nothing which materially changes the result as announced yesterday morning. It would seem probable that Mr. Lincoln has carried all of the non-slaveholding states on the Atlantic slope, with the exception of New Jersey which is reported to have given a majority for the Union ticket. With regard to the Southern States the returns are as yet too limited and too indefinite to admit of any thing more than calculations of probabilities as to the candidates for whom they have severally voted."
What follows are reports from 9 states, and then: "Lincoln's
Election in the South" reporting on the news in Charleston.
Over two-thirds of page 3 is taken up with a very lengthy & detailed editorial headed: "Wise Counsels From the Right Quarter" which concerns the election.
Four pages, large folio size, damp staining at the blank spine margin, nice condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War