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Monday, August 1, 1836.+-

New Salem, IL.

Lincoln receives highest vote of 17 legislative candidates. In New Salem he gets 107 votes, 23 more than any other candidate. He leads in Athens and is third in Springfield, receiving 783 votes to 798 for Edwards and 811 for W. F. Elkin. Lincoln votes for Whigs, including John T. Stuart, who is defeated for Congress by William L. May. Election Returns.

Tuesday, August 2, 1836.+-

New Salem, IL.

Lincoln is one of 132 signers of petition to county commissioners court asking for "scrapers" on public roads to encourage labor and "facilitate, cheapen and comfort the business and traveling public." New "road tax to be levied this fall will produce more labor." IHi—Original.

Monday, August 22, 1836.+-

New Salem, IL.

Lincoln writes and attests will of Joshua Short, farmer of New Salem area. Will of Joshua Short, 22 August 1836, CW, 1:51.