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


[1]   ALS-F, ISLA. John Bennett was proprietor of a hotel in the new town of Petersburg, Illinois, a few miles from New Salem, which Lincoln had surveyed and planned in 1835-1836. Petersburg's success in drawing residents away from New Salem marked the decline of that village, which became within a few years a ghost town.

[2]   Possibly Thomas Edwards, a farmer from near New Salem, or Ninian W.Page  94

Edwards of Springfield. The act referred to was passed July 19 (vide supra).

[3]   The act was not passed. See Lincoln's amendment, July 19, supra.

[4]   Dr. Anson G. Henry, Whig candidate for probate justice of peace, who two days later was defeated at the polls by General James Adams.