Publications of the Illinois State Historical Library Volume 9

Publications of the Illinois State Historical Library Volume 9

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...of the proceedings in a letter addressed to the "Free Press," the Montgomery county Republican newspaper, then published at Hillsboro, 111., an extract from which may not be inappropriate: "OLD Times. "The first nomination of Abraham Lincoln, as reported by a citizen of Litchfield, H. H. Hood. "the Chicago Convention. "LiTOHFiELD, Ill., May 24, 1860. "ME. Editor--On the eve of my departure for Chicago, I made you a promise to write you from that city, regarding the proceedings of the National Republican convention. Upon my arrival, however, I found it altogether useless to do so As it was quite impossible for my communication to reach you in time for the Press of last week, I propose now to give some account of my visit and my impressions of the convention, and the facts connected therewith as understood by me. We left the Litchfield station on the morning train on Tuesday, the 15th inst. Our company was not numerous at this point, but it received constant accession at each succeeding station, so that when we arrived at Mattoon, we were comfortably crowded. Here we changed cars, taking the Illinois Central. Our old friend, John Kitohell, found us at this point. After a short interval of waiting for the northern train, we again moved forward with a long train loaded with "black Republicans," and at each station the cry was "still they come." At the crossing of the Great Western, a fresh inundation poured in upon us, but few of whom found better accommodations than the aisles afforded; but at Urbana, two additional oars were attached which furnished seats for all. At the crossing we were joined by the future Governor of the State, H on. Richard Tates. We arrived at Chicago at 9:00...show more

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  • Paperback | 382 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 680g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236853296
  • 9781236853295