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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.