Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 2.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.

Call for Sangamon County Convention [1]

October 8, 1857


All those who are opposed to the policy of the present National Administration are requested to meet in the various precincts in Sangamon county, and nominate or appoint Delegates to meet in MASS CONVENTION, in the city of Springfield, on

Monday, October 19th, 1857,

To nominate candidates for the various County offices at the November Election.

Each Precinct is requested to send five Delegates.

Abraham Lincoln E B Hawley, A M Watson

S M Cullom James M Garland W Jayne

S T Logan O H Abel J W Smith

Archibald Vanderin Isaac A Hawley C Fessenden

Pascal P Enos Thomas S Mather E H Emery Jameson

W H Bailhache John Williams Richard Latham

P L Earnest Wm H Herndon J B Broadwell

J D Bail J. H Matheny D P Broadwell

C W Matheny Wm Lavely J E Denny

C M Smith J M Allen

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[1]   Illinois State Journal, October 8, 1857. Signers of the call not previously identified are as follows: Archibald J.Van Deren, drygoods merchant; Pascal P. Enos, clerk of the U.S. Circuit Court; William H. Bailhache, who was in partnership with Edward L. Baker as proprietor and editor of the Illinois State Journal; Peter L. Earnest, politician and minor officeholder; John D. Bail, attorney and poet; Clark M. Smith, merchant; James M. Garland, bookkeeper at E. B. Hawley & Company; Oramel H. Abel, salesman for E. B. Hawley & Company; Thomas S. Mather, real estate and insurance agent; John W. Smith, state representative from Sangamon County in 1848, census commissioner, 1845, 1855; Cortes Fessenden, civil engineer and surveyor; E. H. Emery Jameson, editor (Springfield Republican), contractor and builder; John B. Broadwell (father) and Daniel P. Broadwell (son), merchants; John E. Denny, carpenter.