Report of Remarks Volunteered at a Public Dinner at Athens, Illinois, 3 August 18371
A. Lincoln—He has fulfilled the expectations of his friends and disappointed the hopes of his enemies.2
A. Lincoln—One of nature’s nobility.3
1Abraham Lincoln offered these toasts at a public dinner given in honor of the Sangamon County delegation--the “Long Nine”--, “as a demonstration of approbation of their course in the Legislature.” The major accomplishments of Lincoln and his cohorts in the 10th General Assembly included passage of an act moving the state capital from Vandalia to Springfield and an act creating a system of internal improvements for the state.
Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL), 12 August 1837, 2:5
2Given in honor of Edward D. Baker.
Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL), 12 August 1837, 2:5.
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