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Tuesday, October 8, 1839.+-

Springfield, IL.

Whig convention continues until late afternoon. Lincoln is chosen presidential elector with Cyrus Walker, B. S. Morris, Samuel D. Marshall, and E. B. Webb. He is appointed to state central committee with Dr. A. G. Henry, R. F. Barrett, E. D. Baker, and Joshua F. Speed.Niles Register, 7 November 1839.

"These men . . . ," comments the Democratic paper, "were appointed exclusively with reference to their supposed stumping abilities."Register, 12 October 1839.