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Early mention of Abraham Lincoln in a national newspaper...



Item # 687617

December 27, 1843

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Dec. 27 1843  The top of page 3 has a report headed: "Illinois" being an account of activities in the state Whig Convention in Springfield, mentioning in part: "...The following gentlemen were chosen as the Whig candidates for Presidential Electors: ABRAHAM LINCOLN: S. LISLE SMITH of Cook..." with more men listed.
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 and great to have in this famous newspaper from the nation's capital.
Four pages, very nice condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War