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Monday, July 18, 1836.+-

Varsell's Farm on Sugar Creek, Sangamon County, IL.

Seventeen candidates meet at Varsell farm in southern Sangamon County. Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL), 16 July 1836, 2:2.

Lincoln takes leading part in campaign, "espousing the Whig side of all questions . . . [and] manifesting skill and tact." R. L. Wilson to William H. Herndon, 10 February 1866, William H. Herndon Papers, Henry E. Huntington Library, San Marino, CA.