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One of the earliest newspaper mentions of Abraham Lincoln and Joseph Smith...
Item # 692826
August 12, 1837
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 12, 1837
* Very early mention of Abraham Lincoln
* Early Mormon & Joseph Smith mention
An inside page has a report headed "Illinois" being an account of activities in the state legislature, with an inconspicuous--yet very significant--listing of "Lincoln" in the "negative" column of those who voted on a specific resolution (see). This is a very early mention of Abraham Lincoln from when he was just 28 years old and very far from the national celebrity he would become in another 20+ years. This is one of the very earliest mentions of him in a newspaper we have yet been able to discover. A significant addition to any collection of Abraham Lincoln memorabilia.
Also of interest is an early mention of Mormon leader Joseph Smith concerning counterfeit bank notes with mention that: "...were not authorised by law. Joe Smith, Jr., the Mormonite leader, figures on these bills..." (see).
Complete in 16 pages, 8 1/2 by 12 inches, minor foxing, nice condition.
Category: Pre-Civil War