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Wednesday, April 7, 1852.+-

Springfield, IL and En route to Pekin, IL.

[A Springfield paper prints Lincoln's name, along with the names of approximately 200 other Whigs, called to attend a meeting "at the court house...this evening at 7 o'clock to nominate candidates for the coming city election." The attendees nominate a Whig slate of candidates, and they also adopt a resolution asking Ninian W. Edwards "to resign his seat as the representative of the county of Sangamon in the State Legislature." Edwards's fellow Sangamon County Whig members pass the resolution because they feel that Edwards has "abandoned the party who elevated him to office and the principles he professed when canvassing for the seat." Even though Lincoln's name appears in the newspaper notice as one of the local Whigs requested to attend the meeting, it is unclear whether or not he is at the meeting. He is likely on his way to Pekin, Illinois, to participate in the spring term of court taking place there. Illinois Daily Journal (Springfield), 7 April 1852, 2:1; Call for a Whig Meeting, 7 April 1852, CW, 2:120; Illinois Daily Journal (Springfield), 9 April 1852, 2:1.

The spring term of the Tazewell County Circuit Court begins in Pekin. Judge's Docket Entries, April 1852 term, Judge's Docket, Tazewell County Circuit Court, Tazewell County Courthouse, Pekin, IL.