ALS-F, ISLA. John Bennett was proprietor of a hotel in the new town of Petersburg, Illinois, a few miles from New Salem, which Lincoln had surveyed and planned in 1835-1836. Petersburg's success in drawing residents away from New Salem marked the decline of that village, which became within a few years a ghost town.
 Possibly Thomas Edwards, a farmer from near New Salem, or Ninian W.Page 94
Edwards of Springfield. The act referred to was passed July 19 (vide supra).
 The act was not passed. See Lincoln's amendment, July 19, supra.
 Dr. Anson G. Henry, Whig candidate for probate justice of peace, who two days later was defeated at the polls by General James Adams.