Tarbell (Appendix), pp. 290-91.
 Delegate to Sangamon County Whig convention in 1843 from one of the rural precincts.
 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.
 Van Buren had come out for tariff for revenue only.
 Thomas Ford, governor; Thompson Campbell, secretary of state; William L. D. Ewing, auditor; John Calhoun, circuit clerk and Democratic candidate for congress.
 James K. Polk received the Democratic nomination on May 27, 1844, pledging the party to immediate ``re-annexation'' of Texas.