Illinois Journal, September 7, 1849. ``At a large meeting of citizens (at which many ladies were present,) . . . being called to order by S. FRANCIS, Esq., the Hon. DAVID DAVIS . . . was elected President. . . . On motion, the President appointed citizens John Todd, Wm. Carpenter, Abraham Lincoln, E. H. Merryman, Thomas Lewis, and David B. Campbell, [a] committee to draw up resolutions to express the sentiments of the members of this meeting in relation to the war now progressing in Hungary.'' Ibid.
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