Item #38814 DEMOCRATIC STATE CONVENTION. Illinois Democratic State Council Committee.


Springfield: 1848. [4]pp, folded. Single printed page, interiors blank, folded and addressed for mailing in ink manuscript. Old folds for mailing. Springfield postal cancel [Feb. 23] and addressed in ink to a physician in Mt. Carmel, Wabash County, Illinois. Light wear, Very Good.

The broadside is dated and signed at the end in type on February 18, 1848, by the members of the State Central Committee: J.R. Diller of Sangamon; John Moore of McLean; Peter Sweat of Peoria; M. McConnel of Morgan; B.C. Webster of Sangamon; and Edward Jones of Sangamon. The Committee members recommend scheduling the State Convention on April 24, 1848, for nominating an electoral ticket, delegates to the National Convention, and candidates for State offices.
The Sangamon County members were well known to Lincoln. "Outgoing congressman Lincoln recommended to the Taylor administration 'that Abner Y. Ellis be appointed Post-Master at this place, whenever there shall be a vacancy. J. R. Diller, the present incumbent, I can not say has failed in the proper discharge of any of the duties of the office. He, however, has been an active partizan in opposition to us. Located at the Seat of Government of the State, he has been, for part, if not the whole of the time he has held the office, a member of the Democratic State Central Committee'..." [online 'Mr. Lincoln and Friends,' article on Abner Ellis].
B.C. Webster is mentioned in Lincoln's Letter [18 May 1843] to his law partner Joshua Speed, regarding collection of a debt from Webster. Lincoln and Edward Jones encountered one another during Lincoln's busy legal career.
Not located on OCLC, Byrd, Sabin as of September 2022. Item #38814

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