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Thursday, July 27, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

Congressman Lincoln speaks in the House of Representatives and compares the two candidates who seek the U.S. presidency. Lincoln backs the Whig candidate Zachary Taylor, who is running against Lewis Cass, a Democrat. Lincoln addresses Cass's supporters: "Have no fears . . . of your candidate. He exactly suits you, and we congratulate you upon it. . . . If elected, he may not maintain all, or even any of his positions previously taken; but he will be sure to do whatever the party exigency, for the time being, may require." Speech in U. S. House of Representatives on the Presidential Question, 27 July 1848, CW, 1:501-16.

[Senate passes territorial bill. It has approval of President Polk.Globe; Diary.]