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Lincoln elected President
Abraham Lincoln was victorious, and the Chicago Tribune on Nov. 7 was joyous. The newspaper and its publisher, Joseph Medill, had strongly supported Lincoln's candidacy. A Page One editorial read in part: "There is hope yet for freedom, for honesty, for purity. Let distrust and apprehension be banished forever. ... It is enough to say that the triumph is a glorious one -- that Abraham Lincoln is President elect of this great Republic. And let all the people say Amen!" In the nine-column broadsheet, opinion was most of column 1, news ran in columns 2-6, and advertisements filled the remaining three columns.