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Collection Reference Number GLC05927
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1846 
Title Abraham Lincoln to John Bennett regarding lobbying support during his successful bid for Congress
Date 15 July 1846
Author Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)  
Recipient Bennett, John  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Basler, Roy R. The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. (New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 1953), Vol. I 1824 - 1848, p. 355
Subjects President  Election  Government and Civics  Politics  Congress  
People Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)  Bennett, John (fl. 1846)  
Place written Springfield, Illinois
Theme The Presidency; Government & Politics
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Notes: Basler 1:355. Nathan Dresser, was the circuit clerk for Menard County and chairman of the District Whig Convention held at Petersburg on May 1. The convention unanimously endorsed Lincoln as the Whig candidate representative to Congress from their District.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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