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

Election Return [1]

October 27, 1834

At an election held at the house of William F Berry in the New Salem precinct in the county of Sangamon and state of Illinois on the twenty seventh day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty four the following named persons received the number of votes annexed to their respective names for the following described office (to wit)

William L. May had Seventy two votes for Representative to congress

James Turney had one vote for Representative to congress

Benjamin Mills had three votes for Representative to congress certified by us



MENTOR GRAHAM} clerks of the election WILLIAM JONES} Judges of the election

Page  26I certify that the Judges and Clerks of this Election was Sworn according to Law

New Salem, October 27, 1834 BOWLING GREEN J.P.

and John Clary

Served as Constable


[1]   ADS, IHi. In Lincoln's hand except for other signatures and the notarization by Bowling Green. Tabulation of voters and votes has been omitted.