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1839 Illinois Whig Convention

Date: From 1839-10-07 to 1839-10-08


The second Whig state convention in Illinois, it was reportedly the largest political convention yet held in the state. It primarily organized the state party in preparation for the upcoming presidential election. Abraham Lincoln was in attendance.

Sangamo Journal, 11 October 1839, 2:1, 5-7; Kenneth J. Winkle, The Young Eagle: The Rise of Abraham Lincoln (Dallas: Taylor, 2001), 194.