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Monday, April 5, 1847.+-

Springfield, IL.

Afternoon meeting is held to "adopt measures to co-operate with citizens in other counties . . . in their expression of sympathy and regret for Gen. J. J. Hardin" and other Illinoisans killed at Buena Vista. Lincoln explains purpose of meeting and offers resolutions. Committee of five is appointed to correspond with representatives of other counties to arrange ceremonies. Sangamo Journal, 8 April 1847; Resolutions Adopted at John J. Hardin Memorial Meeting, 5 April 1847, CW, 1:392-93.