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Thursday, August 1, 1850.+-

Springfield, IL.

Whig county convention meets to select delegates to district convention at Pekin. Sangamon delegation is instructed for Richard Yates for congressman. Candidates for legislature, sheriff, and coroner are also chosen and resolutions approving compromise report of Congressional Committee of Thirteen are adopted. Lincoln probably attends. Illinois Journal, 2 August 1850.

He writes to Edwin W. Bakewell of Bloomington, enclosing bill for legal services. Abraham Lincoln to Edwin W. Bakewell, 1 August 1850, CW, 2:91.