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Lincoln elected as officer of Illinois State Colonization Society

01/26/1857
Members of the Illinois State Colonization Society, which supports the voluntary relocation of former slaves to Africa, elect Springfield attorney Abraham Lincoln as one of its eleven managers. (By Matthew Pinsker)
Source Citation: 
"The Lincoln Log," January 26, 1857, The Papers of Abraham Lincoln,  http://www.thelincolnlog.org/view/1857/1/26

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