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Monday, May 5, 1834.+-

New Salem, IL.

In William F. Berry's home, Abraham Lincoln and Mentor Graham serve as clerks in an election to pick a sheriff. Lincoln and Graham attest to the results certified by election judges Bowling Green, Hugh Armstrong, and David Whray. Lincoln casts his vote for David Dickinson, who receives 77 votes. The winner, Garrett Elkin, receives 84 votes, and Zechariah Peter places third with four votes.Election Return, 5 May 1834, CW, 1:23-24.

[Lincoln is allowed $1 as clerk of election and $2 for returning poll book by County Commissioners' Court. Record D, 84; Judges of Special Election, Sangamon County Commissioners' Court, Records, 1825-1837, SC 1333-A, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Springfield, IL.]