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Thursday, December 19, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Defeat of Henry Clay discourages many Springfield Whigs, including Lincoln. They hold meeting to discuss future of Whig party. Mass meeting had been held in St. Louis November 25, 1844 to organize American-Republican party.John T. Stuart to John J. Hardin, 18 December 1844, John J. Hardin Papers, Chicago History Museum, Chicago, IL.