Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 1.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
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[1]   Sangamo Journal, July 2, 1841.

[2]   Appointed U. S. Marshal on June 28, 1833, and reappointed May 24, 1838. The Sangamo Journal had made the charge May 7, 1841.

[3]   Benjamin Stephenson Edwards, youngest son of Ninian Edwards and brother of Ninian W. Edwards, was apparently not satisfied with this joint statement. Immediately following the joint statement in the Journal appears Edwards' individual statement, dated June 24, in which he specifies, ``I am convinced that in no case has he [Wilton] used the office of Marshal for party or political purposes.'' The Journal, however, comments at length on ``the facts here presented, and others of a similar character, to which we might refer, [which] led the whig party to believe that the office was used for political purposes.''

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