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Saturday, May 2, 1846.+-

Clinton, IL.

Sangamo Journal (May 7, 1846) reports yesterday's Whig convention in Petersburg: "Lincoln was nominated as the Whig candidate for representative to Congress from this Congressional District. This nomination was, of course, anticipated, there being no other candidate in the field. Mr. Lincoln, we all know, is a good Whig, a good man, an able speaker and richly deserves the confidence of Whigs in District and State." Logan places Lincoln's name before convention.John G. Nicolay and John Hay, Abraham Lincoln: A History, 10 vols. (New York: Century, 1890), 1:245.