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

Resolutions Adopted by a Whig Meeting at the Capitol [1]

June 10, 1843

Resolved, That we recommend to the Whigs of all the counties of this State, to hold meetings, and appoint delegates to meet in Convention on the second Monday of December next, in Springfield,Page  326

and select nine persons as a Whig electoral ticket to be voted for by all the Whigs of the State at the Presidential election in 1844.

Resolved, That all the Whig papers of this State be requested to publish the above resolution. Resolved, That we invite our democratic brethren to select two or three members of their party to meet a like number of ours to discuss the question of difference between the two political parties of the Nation, during all the evenings of next week; each Speaker to occupy one evening, the parties to take evening and evening about, and the speaker whose lot it shall be to open the debate, to have the privilege of making the closing speech on his own side of the question. Resolved, That the President of the Clay Club, be directed to present a copy of the above resolution to the President of the Democratic Association.


[1]   Sangamo Journal, June 15, 1843.