Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 1.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.

Resolution Adopted at Whig Convention at Pekin, Illinois [1]

May 1, 1843

Resolved, That this convention, as individuals, recommend E. D. Baker as a suitable person to be voted for by the whigs of this district, for Representative to Congress, at the election in 1844, subject to the decision of a District Convention, should the whigs of the district think proper to hold one.


[1]   Illinois Gazette (Lacon), May 6, 1843. Lincoln had previously withdrawn Baker's name as a current candidate so that John J. Hardin would have no opposition before the convention.