Lincoln's Vandalia, a pioneer portrait; illus. by Romaine Proctor.
Baringer, William Eldon, 1909-
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PART III

  • Page 71 ^1 Illinois Advocate, Feb. 3, March 25, 1836.
  • Page 72 ^2 Benjamin P. Thomas, Lincoln's New Salem, Springfield, Ill., 1934, 37; Pratt, Lincoln, 1809-1839, 52-53.
  • Page 72 ^3 Sangamo Journal, June 18, 25, July 2, 1836. The others were Dawson, McCormick, Wilson, and Edwards.
  • Page 73 ^4 Robert L. Wilson to William H. Herndon, Feb. 10, 1866, Herndon-Lamon MSS., Huntington Library, San Marino, Calif.
  • Page 74 ^5 Sangamo Journal, April 19, June 21, 1834.
  • Page 74 ^6 Ibid., June 28, Sept. 27, 1834.
  • Page 75 ^7 Paul M. Angle, "Here I Have Lived," Springfield, Ill., 1935, 35-39, 54-55; Sangamo Journal, Nov. 19, 1836.
  • Page 75 ^8 Sangamo Journal, Nov. 26, Dec. 3, 1836.
  • Page 76 ^9 "Up to the Hub," in Sangamo Journal, July 16, 1836; Ford, op. cit., 169; Sangamo Journal, June 25, July 16, 1836.
  • Page 77 ^1^0 Edmund Flagg, The Far West, New York, 1838, I, 241-245.
  • Page 77 ^1^1 Ibid., I, 243-245; Store and Tavern licenses, Fayette Co. Com|missioners Court Records; Illinois State Register, April 15, 29, Aug. 19, Dec. 2, 1836.
  • Page 77 ^1^2 Contract between Town of Vandalia and James Hankins and Abner Flack, 1836, Illinois State Archives; Illinois State Register, Aug. 26, Sept. 23, Nov. 18, 1836.
  • Page 78 ^1^3 Deposition of Harvey Lee, Dec., 1836, 1836-37 Miscellaneous State House Papers, Illinois State Archives; J. Duncan to A. P. Field, Levi Davis, and John Dement, Aug. 12, 1836, ibid.; Illinois State Register, Aug. 12, 1836; House Journal, 10th G. A., 1 sess., 479-480; Senate Journal, 27.
  • Page 78 ^1^4 Illinois State Register, Aug. 19, 1836.
  • Page 78 ^1^5 1836-37 G. A. Misc. State House Papers, Illinois State Ar|chives; summarized in J. F. Booton and G. M. Nedved, Record of Restoration, Third State House, Vandalia, Ill., 1945, 35; Illinois State Register, Dec. 8, 1836.
  • Page 79 ^1^6 William Wilson to Mrs. Wilson, Dec. 29, 1836, Wilson MSS., Ill. State Hist. Lib.
  • Page 80 ^1^7 Pease, Illinois Election Returns, 265-267, 279-280, 283-303.
  • Page 80 ^1^8 Moses, op. cit., I, 407; Charles P. Johnson, "Personal Recollec|tions of Some of the Eminent Statesmen and Lawyers of Illinois," Transactions, Ill. State Hist. Soc., 1904, 28.
  • Page 82 ^1^9 Linder, Reminiscences, 35-41, 55-58, 65-67, 99-102, 220-224, 266-267, 371-373; Quincy Whig, Jan. 16, 1841; C. P. Johnson, op. cit., 29-39; John F. Snyder MSS., Ill. State Hist. Lib.
  • Page 83 ^2^0 Linder, op. cit., 280.
  • Page  134Page 84 ^2^1 J. C. Power, op. cit., 244, 278-279, 281-282, 301-302, 372-373, 464, 486-487, 690, 775-776; Pease, Illinois Election Returns, passim; Quincy Whig, Dec. 28, 1839.
  • Page 86 ^2^2 Reynolds, My Own Times, 321; Linder, op. cit., 148, 333-334, 348, 238-239.
  • Page 86 ^2^3 Illinois State Register, Dec. 9, 1836.
  • Page 87 ^2^4 House Journal, 10th G. A., 1 sess., 5-10, 204; Illinois Patriot, clipped in Sangamo Journal, Dec. 24, 1836; Sangamo Journal, Dec. 17, 1836.
  • Page 88 ^2^5 Senate Journal, 10th G. A., 1 sess., 16-17.
  • Page 89 ^2^6 Vandalia correspondence, Dec. 11, Sangamo Journal, Dec. 17, 1836.
  • Page 89 ^2^7 Illinois State Register, Dec. 15, 1836.
  • Page 90 ^2^8 "Autobiography of Stephen A. Douglas," Journal, Ill. State Hist. Soc., V (Oct., 1912), 341.
  • Page 91 ^2^9 Lincoln to Mary Owens, Dec. 13, 1836, photostat, The Abra|ham Lincoln Association.
  • Page 91 ^3^0 Alton's House delegation (Madison Co.) numbered three; Vandalia's (Fayette and Effingham counties) two.
  • Page 91 ^3^1 William H. Herndon and Jesse W. Weik, Herndon's Life of Lincoln (Angle ed., 1930), 140.
  • Page 92 ^3^2 Sangamo Journal, Dec. 17, 24, 1836; Ida M. Tarbell, Life of Abraham Lincoln, New York, 1900, I, 145; Benjamin Godfrey to Theron Baldwin, Jan. 5, 1837, MS., Ill. State Hist. Lib.
  • Page 93 ^3^3 Vandalia correspondence, Dec. 25, Sangamo Journal, Dec. 31, 1836; House Journal, 59, 63, 65, 69, 79, 168-174.
  • Page 93 ^3^4 House Journal, 29-30, 55.
  • Page 94 ^3^5 Lincoln to Mary Owens, Dec. 13, 1836, Works, I, 17; House Journal, 53, 55.
  • Page 96 ^3^6 Sangamo Journal, Dec. 17, 31, 1836, Jan. 7, 1837; Joseph Duncan to Mrs. Duncan, Dec. 18, 1836, Elizabeth Duncan Putnam, "The Life and Public Services of Joseph Duncan . . . ," Transactions, Ill. State Hist. Soc., 1919, 157; House Journal, 83; Illinois State Register, Jan. 12, 1837.
  • Page 96 ^3^7 House Journal, 86, 88-89, 92-94, 123; Illinois State Register, Jan. 12, 1837; Sangamo Journal, Dec. 31, 1836, Jan. 12, 1837; M. L. Houser, Lincoln's Early Political Education, Peoria, Ill., 1944, 20-25.
  • Page 97 ^3^8 Sangamo Journal, Jan. 28, Feb. 11, 1837.
  • Page 97 ^3^9 Ibid., Feb. 18, 25, 1837; House Journal, 527, 584.
  • Page 98 ^4^0 Vandalia correspondence, Dec. 17, Sangamo Journal, Dec. 24, 1836.
  • Page  135Page 98 ^4^1 Vandalia correspondence, Dec. 25, Sangamo Journal, Dec. 31, 1836; House Journal, 102-117.
  • Page 99 ^4^2 Linder, op. cit., 260-261; Illinois State Register, Jan. 12, 1837; Works, I, 19-34; Sangamo Journal, Jan. 28, 1837; House Journal, 195-198, 236-237, 247, 288, 296-297, 302-306.
  • Page 100 ^4^3 House Journal, 134, 241-244, 248-249, 309-311.
  • Page 101 ^4^4 Linder, op. cit., 59-60.
  • Page 101 ^4^5 House Journal, 202-215.
  • Page 102 ^4^6 Ford, op. cit., 185; Illinois State Register, Feb. 16, 1837.
  • Page 103 ^4^7 Wilson to Herndon, Feb. 10, 1866, Herndon-Lamon MSS., Huntington Library; House Journal, 363-376, 413, 432-433, 441-443.
  • Page 103 ^4^8 Sangamo Journal, March 4, 1837.
  • Page 103 ^4^9 Illinois State Register, March 6, 1837.
  • Page 104 ^5^0 Ibid., Feb. 10, 1837.
  • Page 105 ^5^1 House Journal, 546; Illinois State Register, July 20, 1838.
  • Page 105 ^5^2 House Journal, 592-594.
  • Page 106 ^5^3 Wilson to Herndon, Feb. 10, 1866, Herndon-Lamon MSS., Huntington Library.
  • Page 107 ^5^4 House Journal, 608-610, 612-614, 661-666, 701-703; Laws of 1837, 321-322.
  • Page 109 ^5^5 John G. Nicolay and John Hay, Abraham Lincoln, A History, New York, 1890, I, 138; House Journal, 752-759.
  • Page 109 ^5^6 Samuel D. Lockwood to Mary V. Nash, Feb. 26, 1837, copy, The Abraham Lincoln Association.
  • Page 109 ^5^7 Illinois State Register, May 6, 1837.
  • Page 110 ^5^8 Sangamo Journal, March 4, 1837; during the Eleventh General Assembly, when the House was debating whether to spend more money on internal improvements or to cut down the works in progress, Lincoln admitted that he and his Sangamon colleagues had made solemn pledges in 1836 and 1837 to support internal improvements, and intended to do so. (Illinois State Register, May 3, 1839)
  • Page 110 ^5^9 Illinois State Register, March 6, 1837.
  • Page 111 ^6^0 House Journal, 817-818.
  • Page 111 ^6^1 Lincoln to Levi Davis, April 19, 1837, G. A. Tracy (ed.), Uncollected Letters of Abraham Lincoln, Boston and New York, 1917, 2.
  • Page 112 ^6^2 House Journal, 840; Illinois State Register, May 6, June 17, 1837.
  • Page 113 ^6^3 Illinois State Register, July 15, Aug. 4, 1837; House Journal, 10th G. A., spec, sess., 21, 113, 121, 140.
  • Page 114 ^6^4 Linder, op. cit., 62-63.
  • Page  136Page 114 ^6^5 Sangamo Journal, July 29, 1837.
  • Page 116 ^6^6 Illinois State Register, March 1, June 3, 10, 29, 1837; Aug. 10, 1838; fifteen stores in 1836, nine in 1837, twenty-six in 1838 (County Commissioners Court Record Book).
  • Page 116 ^6^7 Illinois State Register, July 6, Aug. 10, 1838.
  • Page 117 ^6^8 A. W. Snyder to James Semple, March 21, 1837, Snyder MSS., Ill. State Hist. Lib.
  • Page 117 ^6^9 Sangamo Journal, Aug. 25, Dec. 8, 1838; House Journal, 11th G. A., 1 sess., 5-6; Illinois State Register, Dec. 5, 1838.
  • Page 118 ^7^0 House Journal, 10-17, 26-30, 119, 122-123, 125-127, 137, 140-141, 152, 181-189, 199.
  • Page 119 ^7^1 Illinois State Register, March 22, 29, 1839; Sangamo Journal, April 5, 1839.
  • Page 119 ^7^2 Illinois State Register, Aug. 2, 1839.
  • Page 121 ^7^3 Chicago Daily American, Aug. 7, 8, 1839.
  • Page 121 ^7^4 Ross, op. cit., 23.
  • Page 121 ^7^5 Free Press and Illinois Whig, April 4, 1839, Aug. 28, 1841.
  • Page 122 ^7^6 William C. Greenup to James Black, July 12, 1838, copy, The Abraham Lincoln Association.
  • Page 123 ^7^7 Ross, op. cit., 19, 23, 28.
  • Page 123 ^7^8 A persistent Vandalia tradition states that Lincoln and two Whig colleagues, to prevent a quorum, jumped out a window of the House. The exact spot is exhibited with pride. This in|cident, however, occurred in Springfield, Dec. 5, 1840, when House and Senate met temporarily in two churches.
  • Page 123 ^7^9 Illinois began defaulting on interest payments in 1841, but at the end of the decade, to restore the state's credit, payment was resumed, and the last of the internal improvement debt was finally paid in 1871.
  • Page 123 ^8^0 Charles Bent (ed.), History of Whiteside County . . . , Morrison, Ill., 1877.