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

Proposal of a Barbecue [1]

May 11, 1843

A Proposition.

We have a proposition to make to our friends of Morgan, that, in case the locos run a candidate for Congress in that county at the August election, the majority of votes in SANGAMON COUNTY for HARDIN shall DOUBLE the number of his majority in MORGAN COUNTY. The losing County shall give a free BARBACUE to the whigs of the other county---the said Barbacue to be provided at some place most convenient for the accommodation of the whigs of the two Counties.

Whigs of Morgan, will you go it?

Annotation

[1]   Sangamo Journal, May 11, 1843. That Lincoln wrote this notice seems evident from his letter to John J. Hardin, May 11, 1843 (infra).