Tazewell Whig

City: Tremont

County: Tazewell

State: Illinois

The leading Whig newspaper in Tazewell County, the Tazewell Whig was edited by Abraham Lincoln's political ally Benjamin F. James. It was published from 1835 to 1848, upon which it was sold, moved to Pekin, and renamed the Mirror.

Kenneth J. Winkle, The Young Eagle: The Rise of Abraham Lincoln (Dallas: Taylor Trade, 2001), 235; Franklin William Scott, Newspapers and Periodicals of Illinois, 1814-1879, vol. 6 of Collections of the Illinois State Historical Library (Springfield, IL: Illinois State Historical Library, 1910), 276, 336.