Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 1.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.

Election Return [1]

May 5, 1834

At an election held at the house of William F. Berry the New Salem precinct in the county of Sangamon and State of Illinois on the fifth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty four the following named persons received the number of votes annexed to their respective names for the following described office to wit

Page  24Garrett Elkin had eighty four votes for Sheriff

David Dickinson had seventy seven votes for Sheriff

Zechariah Peter had four votes for Sheriff

Certified by us


HUGH ARMSTRONG}Judges of the election



A. Lincoln Mentor Graham} Clerks of the election

I certify that Hugh Armstrong David Whray Mentor Graham and A. Lincoln were qualified by me according to law as Judges and Clerks of the election BOWLING GREEN J. P. [2]

I certify that Bowling Green was qualified by me according to law as Judge of the election MENTOR GRAHAM [3]


[1]   ADS, IHi. Tabulations of voters and votes are omitted.

[2]   Green's signature.

[3]   Graham's signature.