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


[1]   Chicago Daily Press and Tribune, July 7, 1858. Anton C. Hesing was the acknowledged leader responsible for swinging his Chicago German compatriots into the Republican party. Elected mayor of Chicago in 1860, he became established as one of the most powerful political bosses of the era following the Civil War. The Chicago directories list only two possible candidates for the other members of the committee, Henry Wendt and Alexander Fisher.