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

Annotation

[1]   Tarbell (Appendix), pp. 290-91.

[2]   Delegate to Sangamon County Whig convention in 1843 from one of the rural precincts.

[3]   Probably the ``Hammet letter'' (Washington Globe, April 27, 1844). Van Buren took a negative position on the question of annexation, on the ground of our neutral obligations to Mexico.

[4]   Van Buren had come out for tariff for revenue only.

[5]   Thomas Ford, governor; Thompson Campbell, secretary of state; William L. D. Ewing, auditor; John Calhoun, circuit clerk and Democratic candidate for congress.

[6]   James K. Polk received the Democratic nomination on May 27, 1844, pledging the party to immediate ``re-annexation'' of Texas.