Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 2.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
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Call for a Kossuth Meeting

January 5, 1852


It is proposed that a Kossuth meeting be held by the citizens and others now visiting the seat of government, on the 8th of January inst., at 7 o'clock P. M., at the court house in Springfield. All are invited to attend, and to express their views freely.

A. Lincoln, L. Trumbull,

E. Peck, Thos. L. Harris,

Arch. Williams, R. S. Blackwell,

W. H. Herndon, G. Edmunds, Jr.,

W. I. Ferguson.

January 5, 1852.


[1]   Illinois State Register, January 6, 1852; Illinois Journal, January 6, 1852. The only major variation in the two printings is that the call is dated January 6 in the Journal. Two of the signers, who have not been previously identified, are: Ebenezer Peck, Chicago attorney, and William I. Ferguson, a Springfield attorney who was occasionally associated with Lincoln as legal counsel.