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In Springfield, Illinois, Abraham Lincoln formally accepts the Republican nomination for President

Abraham Lincoln, June 3, 1860
05/23/1860
Abraham Lincoln had on the evening of May 19, 1860 received at his home in Springfield, Illinois the committee sent from the national committee to extend the nomination to him officially.  He made an informal statement that he was "not doubting" he would take the honor but gave a formal written acceptance on May 23, 1860 in a letter to the president of the Republican National Committee, George Ashmun.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Abraham Lincoln, John G. Nicolay,  Complete Works .... Volume I (New York, The Century Company, 1894), 635.

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