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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.