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Abraham Lincoln and Others to the Whigs of Illinois, 29 November 18511
To the Whigs of Illinois.
The whigs of the State of Illinois are respectfully requested to meet in Convention at Springfield, on the Fourth Monday of December next, to take into consideration such action as upon consultation and deliberation may be deemed necessary, proper and effective, for the best interests of the party, and to secure a more thorough organization of the Whig party at an early day.
Abraham Lincoln Ezra Griffith
J. T. Stuart Samuel Haller
J. C. Conklin Joseph T. Eccles
H. O. Merriman Jas. W Singleton
Geo W. Meeker O. H. Browning
J. O. Norton C. W Craig
Churchill Coffing J. L. Wilson
Joseph Gillespie B. G. Wheeler
Isaac hardy H. D. Risley
Horace Miller Levi Davis
E. B. Washburne B. S. Edwards
Henry Waterman And many others.
1A handwritten version of this letter is not extant.
2Delegates to the Whig State Convention and other interested Whigs met at the Courthouse for an organizational session on the morning of December 22, 1851. Abraham Lincoln received appointment to a five-person committee to prepare business for the convention. At the evening session, delegates selected Lincoln to represent the Seventh Congressional District on the committee appointed to present the names of four persons to represent the state at large at the Whig national convention.
Illinois Daily Journal (Springfield), 22 December 1851, 2:1; 23 December 1851, 2:1; 24 December 1851, 2:1-2.

Printed Transcription, 1 page(s), Illinois Journal (Springfield), 3 December 1851, 2:3.