Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 2.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.


[1]   AD, owned by Mrs. Edna Orendorff Macpherson, Springfield, Illinois. The eight pages of manuscript were preserved among the papers in the Lincoln & Herndon office and came into the possession of Alfred Orendorff, Herndon's partner in later years. There is no certainty as to the precise date on which Lincoln calculated the possible results of the election and formulated his strategy, but the letter to Joseph Gillespie, July 16, infra, indicates that Lincoln's calculation was made by this time. The manuscript is accompanied by a newspaper clipping which tabulates the Illinois election returns of November 4, 1856, from which Lincoln took his figures.

[2]   John Moore and James Miller were the Democratic and Republican candidates for state treasurer, respectively.

[3]   The next page of manuscript is merely the columns of figures as given.

[4]   Norman B. Judd, G. D. A. Parks, Burton C. Cook, Thomas J. Henderson, and Cyrus W. Vanderen were re-elected according to Lincoln's expectation.

[5]   George Gage, Wait Talcott, and Augustus Adams failed of re-election; John H. Addams was re-elected.