[Illinois Journal, Springfield, June 16, 1858]
REPUBLICAN STATE CONVENTION OF ILLINOIS
Great Harmony and Enthusiasm
B. C. Cooke, of LaSalle, offered the following resolution which was unanimously adopted:
Resolved: That the Hon. Lyman Trumbull in the Senate of the United States has illustrated and defined the principles of the Republican party with distinguished ability and fidelity, and we hereby express our emphatic approval of his course.
Chas. L. Wilson, of Cook, submitted the following resolution, which was greeted with shouts of applause and unanimously adopted:
Resolved: That Abraham Lincoln is the first and only choice of the Republicans of Illinois for the United States Senate, as the successor of Stephen A. Douglas.
On motion, the Convention adjourned to meet at 8 o'clock.
8 o'clock p. m.
Convention met, pursuant to adjournment.
Resolutions complimentary to the officers of the State government, and also to the officers of the Convention were unanimously adopted.
Speeches were made by Hon. Abraham Lincoln, T. J. Turner, I. N, Arnold, J. J. Feree, C. B. Denio, Wyche, Hopkins and others, and the Convention adjourned with long and hearty cheers for the ticket and the cause.
(Signed) Gustavus Koerner, Pres't.
D. M. Whitney, etc., Vice Pres'ts.
W. H. Bailhache, etc., Sec'ies.
[Daily Whig, Quincy, Illinois, June 21, 1858]
REPUBLICAN STATE TICKET
For State Treasurer
of McLean County
For Superintendent of Public Instruction
of Morgan County