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Monday, May 1, 1843.+-

Pekin, IL.

Whig convention of seventh congressional district meets. Lincoln, one of eight delegates from Sangamon, takes active part. As delegation chairman, he withdraws E. D. Baker's name as candidate when it appears certain Hardin is to be nominee. Lincoln moves that delegates, as individuals, favor Baker as candidate for Congress in 1844.Lacon Illinois Gazette, 6 May 1843.

He meets Dr. Robert Boal of Lacon at convention.IHiā€”Trans., 1904, 378-83.