Quincy Whig, June 26, 1844. The committee on resolutions was composed of Lincoln, William Kellogg, Jonathan Y. Scammon, William F. Bryan, Lincoln B. Knowlton, J. R. Cooper, Samuel H. Davis, John M. Smith, and William Broaddus. Lincoln's individual contribution to the resolutions is problematical. Lincoln also spoke at the convention, but no report of his speech is available, except for the statement that he ``made an able argument in defence of whig principles.''
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