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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Miles, George U. 'George U. Miles (William H. Herndon Interview)' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: interview]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
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366. George U. Miles (William H. Herndon Interview).

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Jno G. Hardin & E D Baker were Candidates for Congress in the year of AD 1843: they mutually submitted their claims to the decision of a whig Convention held at Pekin. Hardin — Baker and Lincoln all lived in this Congressional district at that time & included in the district the Counties of Sangamon — Morgan — Menard — Tazwell & others Counties. These three men now have a wide reputation — Lincoln more than the other two —

The Convention met in Pekin in April, 1843. [1] Lincoln was not a Candidate — Baker & Hardin were. Hardin got all the Southern Counties in the District & Baker got all North of the District. This made a tie. Two County Conventions were held in Menard. Hardin was in Ky during both Conventions and beat Baker, Hardin getting Menard County. Before the final Ballot Many Counties were

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Miles, George U. 'George U. Miles (William H. Herndon Interview)' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: interview]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
Persistent link to this document: http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/file.php?file=herndon472b.html
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