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Monday, August 1, 1831.+-

New Salem, IL.

Lincoln casts his first vote and gains reputation as storyteller. Voting place of Clary's Grove precinct, which included New Salem, is at John Camron's house. He votes for James Turney for Congress, who is opposed by Edward Coles, Joseph Duncan, Alexander P. Field, and Sidney Breese. He votes for Bowling Green and Edmund Greer for justices of peace, and for John [Jack] Armstrong and Henry Sinco for constables. Election Returns for Clary's Grove Precinct in Sangamon County, Illinois, 1 August 1831, 4, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.