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Monday, October 7, 1839.+-

Springfield, IL.

First Whig state convention assembles. Lincoln is not delegate, but is nevertheless one of its leaders. Day is devoted to selection of committees and working up enthusiasm for William Henry Harrison as party choice in coming presidential election. Sangamo Journal, 11 October 1839; Illinois State Register, (Springfield) 12 October 1839; Niles Register, 7 November 1839.