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Wednesday, July 17, 1844.+-

Vandalia, IL.

Marion delegation arrives with banner, one side of which reads: "U.S. Bank Bill—J. J. Hardin, Cashier—Abraham Lincoln, President." At meeting at 2 P.M. on town square, Lincoln is appointed one of committee of five to select officers and report resolutions for Friday's convention. Anthony Thornton is chosen president and resolutions read, then speeches from Lincoln, Linder, Bledsoe, and others are heard.Sangamo Journal, 25 July 1844, 8 August 1844.