Copy, DLC-HW. Martin Sims Morris of Petersburg was one of two delegates from Menard County. The county convention instructed delegates to vote first for Lincoln and second for Hardin. The other Menard delegate was George U. Miles. Morris, rather than Lincoln, is responsible for the errors in spelling which appear in the copy.
 Neither Edward D. Baker nor Lincoln were successful. John J. Hardin was nominated at the Pekin convention on May 1.
 An old friend who lived on a farm near New Salem.