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On August 26, 1818, delegates to the constitutional convention meeting...
John D. Campbell and James W. Carpenter, law partners in Polo, join Abraham Lincoln and Zenas Aplington in a drive by carriage to Oregon, Ogle County Seat. There Lincoln and "Long John" Wentworth, six-term Congressman and later Mayor of Chicago, were amo
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Alexander Hesler's Abraham Lincoln Portrait Arrives in Edwards County
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Alexander Hesler's Abraham Lincoln Portrait Arrives in Franklin County
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