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Saturday, March 1, 1834.+-

New Salem, IL.

Public meeting is held to nominate candidate for governor. Bowling Green presides and appoints Lincoln secretary. Dr. John Allen, Nelson Alley, and Samuel Hill draft resolution that General James D. Henry, former sheriff of Sangamon County and hero of Black Hawk War, is their choice for governor. [Henry died in New Orleans, March 5, 1834.]Sangamo Journal, 15 March 1834; Report of a Political Meeting, 1 March 1834, CW, 1:21-22.