The Chicago Press & Tribune was both a leading backer of Abraham Lincoln and a prominent booster of the city of Chicago's campaign to host the Republican National Convention in 1860. This brief article helps illustrate the excitement within the rising western town at its selection for such a prominent political event. In particular, the Republicans had selected Chicago over St. Louis for their second national gathering. (By Matthew Pinsker)
Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, "The Convention Week in Chicago," May 17, 1860
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