Election Returns for the New Salem Precinct in Sangamon County, Illinois, 5 November 18321
Voters Names Daniel Stookey Abner Flack James Evans Adam Dunlap John C Alexander2 William B. Archer Leonard White James B Moore Elijah Iles Pierre Menard3
George Spears Jr. / / / / /
J R Herndon / / / / /
Z C Inghram. / / / / /
R Radford. / / / / /
Nelson Alley. / / / / /
Isaac Guliher / / / / /
Samuel Hill. / / / / /
I N Chrisman / / / / /
Jacob Bales / / / / /
Wm Williamson / / / / /
Wm White / / / / /
R Armstrong4 / / / / /
Johnson Elmore / / / / /
F Green / / / / /
Wm Be[rr]y. / / / / /
John C Vance / / / / /
7 7 7 7 7 9 9 9 9 9

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Voters Names Daniel Stookey Abner Flack James Evans Adam Dunlap John C Alexander. William B. Archer Leonard White James B More Elijah Iles Pierre Menard
Wm Baxter / / / / /
David Whray. / / / / /
Josiah Crawford / / / / /
James Baxter / / / / /
Stephen McAdams / / / / /
Lewis Clarkson / / / / /
Conrad Elmore / / / / /
Edward Greer. / / / / /
Washington Hornbuckle / / / / /
James Berry. / / / / /
H F Miller / / / / /
A T Williams / / / / /
E. Potter5 / / / / /
J Miller6 / / / / /
Levi Summers / / / / /
P Morris / / / / /
J Dobson / / / / /
Wm Webb Sen / / / / /
Jason Duncan / / / / /
Wm Webb Jr. / / / / /
P Lukins. / / / / /
J Percupile7. / / / / /
Saml Berry. / / / / /
John Kinner / / / / /
Wm G Shastid / / / / /
R. Webb. / / / / /
R G Hawthorn / / / / /
T Hornbuckle / / / / /
John Warnsing / / / / /
John Kelso. / / / / /
T S Edwards / / / / /
Wm Green Sen / / / / /
Wm McNeely. / / / / /
John C Strader / / / / /
W G Jeter / / / / /
J Raffety / / / / /
John Allen / / / / /
James Hornbuckle / / / / /
M Waddle / / / / /
31 31 31 31 31 8 8 8 8 8

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B B Berry / / / / /
P Ingram / / / / /
Syon Wadrup / / / / /
Wm Lucas / / / / /
Ben Wilcox / / / / /
P Barnette / / / / /
I Lowe / / / / /
J Black / / / / /
J Clary. / / / / /
A Trent / / / / /
H Holland / / / / /
E Jones / / / / /
S Dutton / / / / /
E Bruner / / / / /
R Loyd / / / / /
J Purkapile8 / / / / /
S Watkins9 / / / / /
B Welton / / / / /
Jo Watkins / / / / /
Wm Jones / / / / /
T. Dowell / / / / /
Isaac Burner / / / / /
T Elmore10 / / / / /
M Elder / / / / /
M R Tremble / / / / /
Wm Miller / / / / /
J Marshall / / / / /
J King11 / / / / /
J Penticost / / / / /
Wm Penticost / / / / /
Wm Sampson / / / / /
I Snodgrass / / / / /
B Fleehaty / / / / /
R M Johnson / / / / /
D Woldrige / / / / /
J Davis / / / / /
Wm Hohimer / / / / /
P L Harrison / / / / /
Wm H Cox / / / / /
Wm Moore / / / / /
T Martin / / / / /
32 32 32 32 32 9 9 9 9 9

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J Elmore12 / / / / /
M Trent / / / / /
E Nance / / / / /
A Hickey / / / / /
J Cose Sen / / / / /
J Close Jr. / / / / /
T Williamson / / / / /
B Conner / / / / /
T Loyd / / / / /
J Farfield / / / / /
J Shastid / / / / /
T Arnold / / / / /
S B Neely / / / / /
B Abell / / / / /
Wm Duff— Jr. / / / / /
J England13 / / / / /
I. Hays / / / / /
J Maltby14 / / / / /
John Potter / / / / /
D M Pantier / / / / /
P Summers / / / / /
C Kerby. / / / / /
A Green / / / / /
W [Sorel?] / / / / /
John Tippett / / / / /
Wm Clark / / / / /
J Parleir15 / / / / /
P Lucas / / / / /
W Marshall / / / / /
Wm H Houghton / / / / /
H Eliot / / / / /
James Bracken / / / / /
Wm Rutledge / / / / /
G Davis / / / / /
Z A Plunkett. / / / / /
Wms Trent / / / / /
H Trent / / / / / / / / / /
A Houghton16 / / / / /
E Harison / / / / /
T Jones / / / / /
S Houghton / / / / /
36 36 [36] [36] [36] 5 5 5 5 5

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J Pantier / / [/] [/] [/]
J Martin17 / / / / /
J Wilson / / / / /
R Elkin / / / / /
J Lucas / / / / / / / / / /
A Combs / / / / /
J Pemberton / / / / /
L Ferguson18 / / / / /
Z Hash / / / / /
J Clemment / / / / /
H Penticost / / / / /
T Wooldridge / / / / /
John Jones / / / / /
S Baker / / / / /
H McHenry / / / / /
J Fletcher / / / / /
G Spears Sen / / / / /
J White / / / / /
Wm Lobb. / / / / /
E B Harison / / / / /
J Coddington. / / / / /
D Williams / / / / /
O Short / / / / /
Z Tyler / / / / /
W Armstrong / / / / /
R Elkin / / / / /
W T Sprouce / / / / /
J Perigo / / / / /
J Rolls / / / / /
J A. Revis / / / / /
G Miller / / / / /
J H Plunkett / / / / /
J Carver. / / / / /
A Baker / / / / /
J Witt / / / / /
E Green19 / / / / /
John Watkins / / / / /
P Armstrong / / / / /
J Leeper / / / / /
M Young. / / / / /
J. Miller20 / / / / /
I McGlassen / / / / /
J Gaddie / / / / /
H Clark / / / / /
30 30 30 30 30 14 14 14 14 14

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A Tibbs / / / / /
E Houghton / / / / /
M Martin21 / / / / /
O Smith / / / / /
J Graham / / / / /
C Houghton / / / / /
S Rogers / / / / /
J Hickey / / / / /
Wm Brown / / / / /
J Houghton / / / / /
F Hash / / / / /
J Randells / / / / /
H Hohimer / / / / /
H Cox. / / / / /
J B Witty / / / / /
M. Brown22 / / / / /
R Nance / / / / /
S B Childers / / / / /
W I Cole / / / / /
H Bell / / / / /
P Dick / / / / /
B Gibbs / / / / /
D Brunk / / / / /
B Connoyers / / / / /
M Brown23 / / / / /
A P Melton / / / / /
S Combs. / / / / /
S Ray. / / / / /
A B Bell / / / / /
J Campbell / / / / /
R Cownover. / / / / /
Z Nance / / / / /
J Nance / / / / /
J Cox. / / / / /
I Revis. / / / / /
R Short / / / / /
J Hickey / / / / /
J Goldsby / / / / /
J Hickey / / / / /
J Logue / / / / /
J M Bingley. / / / / /
21 21 21 21 21 20 20 20 20 20

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P Hash.24 / / / / /
T W Lane / / / / /
W Prior. / / / / /
T J Nance / / / / /
J Y Lane / / / / /
J M Berry / / / / /
T Wynne / / / / /
B W Bice / / / / /
R A Milton / / / / /
O. Logue / / / / /
W D Rosset. / / / / /
C Nance / / / / /
R Armstrong25 / / / / /
J Nance / / / / /
B Bond.26 / / / / /
I Lane / / / / /
F Regnier / / / / /
H Onstot / / / / /
D Arterberry / / / / /
Lewis Watkins / / / / /
Richard Wright / / / / /
A Hash / / / / /
I Coulson / / / / /
John Erwin / / / / /
John Burner / / / / /
G Warburton / / / / /
G Lukins / / / / /
J Gumm / / / / /
D Bagby / / / / /
H Armstrong / / / / /
J. Rutledge / / / / /
B Green / / / / /
A Lincoln / / / / /
28 28 28 28 28 5 5 5 5 5

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[endorsement]
11/05/1832
I certify that the Judges and Clerks this Election was Duly qualified
Bowling Green
L S[Legal Seal] Justice of the peace

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At an election held at the house of Samuel Hill in the New Salem precinct in the County of Sangamon and State of Illinois on the fifth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirtytwo the following named persons received the number of votes annexed to their respective names for the following described offices (to Wit)
Daniel Stookey had one hundred & eightyfive votes for elector of President & Vice President
Abner Flack had one hundred & eighty five votes for elector of President & Vice President
James Evans had one hundred & eighty five votes for electors of President & Vice President
Adam Dunlap ^had^ one hundred & eighty five votes for electors of President & Vice President
John C. Alexander had one hundred & eighty five Votes for electors of President & Vice President
William B Archer had Seventy Votes for elector of President & Vice President
Leonard White had Seventy Votes for elector of President & Vice President
James B Moore had Seventy Votes for elector of President & Vice President.
Elijah Iles had Seventy votes for elector of President & Vice President
Pierre Menard had Seventy Votes for elector of President & Vice President27
A Lincoln } Clerks of the election
William Green
James Rutledge }
Bowling Green Judges of the election
Hugh Armstrong

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[docketing]
N Salem
Rcd[Received] of A. Lincoln
1Abraham Lincoln, acting as Clerk of the election, wrote the entirety of this document aside from Bowling Green’s certification on page 8 and the docketing on the back page. Lincoln also wrote the signatures of Green, Rutledge, Green, and Armstrong on page 9.
Illinois’ 1818 constitution provided for state elections to be conducted viva voce, in which a voter would present himself in person to the election judges and declare his votes publicly. An election official would then record the votes in a poll book. In 1819, the First General Assembly reversed this provision in favor of voting by ballot. The legislature mandated a return to viva voce in 1821, ballots in 1823, viva voce again in 1829, and finally settled on ballots in 1849.
Ill. Const. (1818), art. 2, §28; Sec. 13 of “An Act Regulating Elections,” 1 March 1819, Laws Passed by the First General Assembly, of the State of Illinois (1819), 93; Sec. 5 of “An Act Regulating Elections,” 3 February 1821, Laws Passed by the Second General Assembly of the State of Illinois (1821), 75-76; Sec. 14 of “An Act Regulating Elections,” 3 January 1823, Laws Passed by the Third General Assembly of the State of Illinois (1823), 57; Sec. 10 of “An Act Regulating Elections,” 10 January 1829, Revised Code of Laws, of Illinois (1829), 57; Sec. 13 of “An Act to Provide for the Mode of Voting by Ballot, and for the Manner of Returning, Canvassing and Certifying Votes,” 12 February 1849, Laws of the State of Illinois (1849), 73.
2Columns two through six have the names of the Illinois presidential electors for Democratic candidate Andrew Jackson.
Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL), 3 November 1832, 2:4.
3Columns seven through eleven have the names of the Illinois presidential electors for Whig candidate Henry Clay.
Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL), 3 November 1832, 2:4.
6Either Jacob Miller or John Miller.
8Either John Purkapile or James Purkapile.
11There were 2 John Kings living in Sangamon County during this time period; this could be either of them.
12Could be Julius Elmore.
14Could be Jesse Maltby, John Maltby, or Josiah Maltby.
15This could be Jacob Parlier or John Parlier.
16There were several A Houghtons in the locality during this time.
17Possibly John Martin. There were 2 men named John Martin living in this locality during this time, either of which could have been this voter.
19This may have been Edmund Greer.
20Either Jacob Miller or John Miller.
21There were two men named Moses f in Sangamon County in 1830. One of them may have been this particular voter.
22Could be Manaweather Brown.
23Could be Manaweather Brown.
24Could be Philip A. Hash.
25Either Robert Armstrong or Royal Armstrong.
26Could be Bannister Bond.
27Jackson won Illinois’ five electoral votes by a healthy margin, receiving 14,617 votes (68 percent) to Clay’s 6,754 (31 percent). Clay performed better in Sangamon County than in the state as a whole, but Jackson still recorded a substantial majority, receiving 1,035 votes (56 percent) to Clay’s 810 (44 percent). Jackson won in six of the seven precincts, with the New Salem precinct giving him the largest margin of victory, with 73 percent of its votes.
Theodore C. Pease, ed., Illinois Election Returns, 1818-1848, vol. 18 of Collections of the Illinois State Historical Library (Springfield: Illinois State Historical Library, 1923), 80-81; Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL), 17 November 1832, 3:1.

Autograph Document Signed, 10 page(s), Lincoln Collection, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (Springfield, IL)