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Monday, August 3, 1846.+-

Springfield, IL.

Election day. Lincoln votes Whig ticket for all other offices, and for Cartwright for Congress. He gets 919 votes to 450 for Cartwright in Springfield. Seventh district of 11 counties gives Lincoln 6,340 votes, 4,829 for Cartwright. Elihu Wolcott, Liberty party candidate, receives 249 votes. Lincoln's majority of 1,262 votes over both opponents is unprecedented.Election Returns.

Tuesday, August 4, 1846.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Lincoln's election as only Whig congressman from Illinois brings comment in Democratic newspapers: "We had hoped better results would have followed the nomination of Mr. Cartwright. But `General Apathy' seems to have controlled the Democratic party—and wherever he is commander-in-chief defeat ensues, as a natural consequence. Better luck next time."Illinois State Gazette (Shawneetown), 20 August 1846.]

Tuesday, August 11, 1846.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to Allen Ford, editor of Illinois Gazette, on campaign "infidelity" charge, enclosing his statement on subject which Ford prints August 15, 1846.Abraham Lincoln to Allen N. Ford, 11 August 1846, CW, 1:383-84.

Saturday, August 22, 1846.+-

Petersburg, IL.

Lincoln writes supplemental bill in Waggoner and Waggoner v. Eastep.Photocopy.

Monday, August 31, 1846.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes and swears answer to amended bill in Lamb v. Hickox et al.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Lincoln buys bucket (25¢) and 50¢ pair suspenders.Irwin Ledger and Journal.

[J. B. Watson reports to Board of Visitors of Sangamon County Temperance Union that Lincoln has addressed Springfield Juvenile Society and that three have signed abstinence pledge.IHi—Minutes of the Sangamon County Temperance Union.]