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Wednesday, June 1, 1836.+-

New Salem, IL.

Lincoln, Robert Conover, and William G. Jeter locate road from Watkins' Mill [ten miles northwest of New Salem] northeast to Huron and then north and east to county boundary in direction of Pekin. Lincoln writes on plat, "make us an allowance for one day and a half each." Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Springfield, IL.

Thursday, June 2, 1836.+-

New Salem, IL.

Lincoln draws up plat of road begun day before. He signs names of Conover and Jeter as other road viewers. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Springfield, IL.

Tuesday, June 7, 1836.+-

New Salem, IL.

[County Commissioners' Court allows Lincoln, Conover, and Jeter $1.50 each for services in viewing and locating a road. County Commissioners' Record D, 248-49.]

Monday, June 13, 1836.+-

New Salem, IL.

Lincoln writes to the editor of Springfield's Sangamo Journal newspaper and announces his intention to run for re-election to Illinois's House of Representatives. Lincoln writes, "I go for all sharing the privileges of the government, who assist in bearing its burthens. Consequently I go for admitting all whites to the right of suffrage, who pay taxes or bear arms, (by no means excluding females.) If elected, I shall consider the whole people of Sangamon my constituents, as well those that oppose, as those that support me. . . . I shall be governed by their will, on all subjects upon which I have the means of knowing what their will is; and upon all others, I shall do what my own judgment teaches me will best advance their interests."Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL), 18 June 1836, 2:3; Abraham Lincoln to the Editor of the Sangamo Journal, 13 June 1836, CW, 1:48.

Thursday, June 16, 1836.+-

Albany, IL.

Lincoln draws up plat of Albany, a town three miles west of present city of Lincoln, for John Wright and John Donavan. He lays out public square and seven blocks divided east and west by Meridian Street, and north and south by First, Second, and Third Streets. Each lot is 66' × 124'. Sangamon County Deed Record, Book J, 271; CW, 1:opposite 49.

Tuesday, June 21, 1836.+-

New Salem, IL.

Illinois State Representative Lincoln, writes to Springfield businessman Robert Allen regarding an assertion that Allen is "in possession of a fact or facts, which, if known to the public, would entirely destroy the prospects of N[inian] W. Edwards and myself at the ensuing election." Lincoln advises, "through favour to us, you should forbear to divulge them." He adds, "I here assure you, that the candid statement of facts, on your part, however low it may sink me, shall never break the tie of personal friendship between us." Abraham Lincoln to Robert Allen, 21 June 1836, CW, 1:48-49.