A Pole Book of an Election held in Clarys Grove Precinct on the first day of August 1831, at the house of John M. Camron’s in New Salem to elect one Representative to Congress; two magistrates and two constables in the above mentioned Precinct.
R.[Representative]Congress Magistrates [Constables]
No. Joseph Duncan Edward S. Coles James Turney Alexr P Fields Sydney Breese Robt. Conover Bowling Green Lewis Furgeson Pollard Simmons Edmund Greer Peter S. Harvell John C. Vance James Pantier Bennet Abell James Rutledge Tillman Hornbuckle James Berry Henry Sinco Manawether Brown Charles Reynolds John Armstrong
William Edwards 1 / / / / /
Josiah Crawford 2 / / / / /
Robt Carter 3 / / / / /
Green Sympson 4 / / - - - / / /
Jacob [Heavener?] 5 / / / - - - - / - - /
Ezekiel Baulden 6 / / - - / - - - - - - - - - / - - /
William Clary 7 / / / / - - /
William Marshal 8 - - / - - - / - - - - / - - - - - - - / - - /
Martin Edwards 9 - - / - - - - / / / /
James A. Richeson 10 / / / / /
John M. Berry 11 / / / / /
Bartley Wilton 12 / / / / /
Saml Chasted 13 / / / / /
George Carpenter 14 / / / /
James Riecheson 15 / / / / /
Ephraim Bruner 16 / / / / /
Robt Armstrong 17 / / / / /
James Mays 18 / / / / /
William Capella 19 / / / / /
John Mounce 20 / / / / /
Solomon Teter 21 / / / / /
John Plaster 22 / / / / /
William G. Chasted / / / / /
Aneil Cox 24 / / / / /
William Edwards 25 / / / / - - /
John Cox 26 / / / / /
Thomas Plasters 27 / / / / /
Howel Cellar 28 / / / / /
Richard Larryman 29 / / / / /
Charles Revis 30 / / / / /
John [Seak?] 31 / / / / /
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R. Congress Magistrates Constables
No. Joseph Duncan Edward S Coles James Turney Alex P. Fields Sidney Breese Robt Conover Boling Green Lewis Furgeson Pollard Simmons Edmund Greer Peter Harvell John C. Vance James Pantier Bennet Abell James Rutledge Tillman Hornb[uckle] James Berry Henry Sinco Manawether Brown Charles Reynolds John Armstrong
John Potter 32 / / / / /
David M. [Pantier?] 33 / / / / /
James Hornbuckle 34 / / / /
James Mounce 35 / / / / /
George Spears Sen 36 / / / / /
Joseph England 37 / / / / /
Banister Ward 38 / / / 6 / /
William Watkins 39 / / / / /
George Spears Jun 40 / - - / / - / /
Robert A. Stetton 41 / / / - - / /
Philemon Morris 42 / - / / / /
Peter Summers 43 / / / / - -1 /
James Carver 44 / / -2 / / /
Jordan Marshal 45 / / / - / /
Lewis Clarkson 46 / - - / / - / - / - - -
William Marshal 47 - / - / / / -
Benj Carpenter 48 / / / / /
Alford Hash 49 / / / / / - - - -
Jacob Miller 50 / - - / / / /
James Stevens 51 / / - - / - - - - /3
William Watkins 52 / / / - - / / - - -
John Watkins 53 - / / - - / / / - -
Michael Plank 54 / - - / - - / / -4
Obadiah Stone 55 / / / / /
Amos Edward 56 / / / / /
Tarlton Loyd 57 / - - / / -5 - - - / /
Saml Belter 58 - / - / / - - / / -
Hardin Loyd 59 - / / - - - - / / - -
Georg W Wilson 60 - / - - - / - / - - / / -
Elias Green 61 / / / - / - /
William Duff 62 - / -
David R Short 63 / / - / - / /
Francis Regnier 64 / -6 / - / - - / - / - -
Benj Yardley 65 / - - / / - - - - - - / / -
Isacc Galiher 66 / / / / /
John Marshal 67 - - - - / / - / / - -
Thos Laughlin 68 / - / - - / - / 7 / -
John Prier 69 / / - - / - - -8 / /
Joseph Dobson 70 / - - / / - - / /
Obed Summers 71 / - - - - / - / - - - / / -
William Green 72 / - - / / - - / - - / - -
Edward Potter 73 - - - / - - / / - - / /
Benj Pollard 74 / / / - - - - - / / - - -
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For Congress [Magistrates] [Constables]
No. Joseph Duncan Edward S. Coles James Turney Alex P Fields Sydney Breese Saml McRoberts Robt Conover Bowling Green Lewis Furgeson Pollard Simmons Edmund Greer Peter S. Harvell John C Vance James Pantier Bennett Abell James Rutledge Tillman Hornbuckle James Berry Henry Sinco Manaweather Brown Charles Reynolds John Armstrong
Marshal B. Davenport 75 / - - / / - - - / / - -
George Green 76 / - - / - - - - / - - / - - - /
Robt McNab 77 / - - - - / - - / - - - - / /
James Davis 78 / - - - - / / - - / /
Silas Watkins 79 / - - - - - / - - - / - - - - - / - - -
Wm W Balden 80 / - - - / / / / -9
Martin Boyer 81 - / - - - / - - / - - - - / - - /
Cyrus Kerby 82 / - - - / / - - - - - / /
Wm Cox 83 / - / - - / - - - / - / -
Andrew Beard 84 / - - - - / - - / - - - - / - - /
George Marshal 85 - - - - - - / - / -10 / /
Wm Rutledge 86 / - - - - - - - / / / / / - - -
Wilson Runyan 87 - - - / - / - - - / - /
Joseph Cogdal 88 - - / / / /
John Ritter 89 / / / - - - / - - /
Peter Lukins 90 - / - / / - - / / -
Levi Sumner 91 / - - - / - - - - / / /
James A Revis 92 / - / / / /
Obadiah Short 93 / - - - - - / - - / - - - / /
John Jones Sen 94 / - - / - - - / - - - / /
William White 95 / - / - - - / / -
John Reynold 96 - - / / - / /
James Cox 97 / / - - - - / /
F. G. Green 98 / - - - - / / - - - - / /
James Goldsby 99 / / - - / - - / - / -
Shineer Clary 100 / - - - - / / / /
Beverly Whitenton - - / - / - - / - - / /
Henry [Rose?] 102 / - - - - / -11 / - - - / - - /
David Smith 103 - - - - - - / - - / / /
John Hash 104 / - - - - / - / - - - - - - - - / /
Joseph Watkins 105 / - - - - - - - - - / /
William Thomas 106 / - - - - - / / -12 - - / /
Solomon Spear 107 / / / / /
Fielden Hash 108 / / / - - - / /
Joseph Baly 109 / - - - - - - - / / / / - - - -
James Eastep 110 / / / / /
Saml B Nily 111 / - - / - / - - - / / - -
Wm Summers 112 / / / / /
Lewis Watkins 113 / - - - - - - - / / / /
Jonson Elmor 114 - - - - / / / /
Robt Dobson 115 - - - / - - / - / - /
Reuben Alexander 116 / - - - - - - / /
Vaughn Thomas 117 / / / / /
25 2 7 19 17 2 15 6 1413 9 9 5 4 13 2 17 12 10 [22?]

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4 For Congress Magistrates Constables
No. Joseph Duncan Edward Coles James Turney Alex Fields Sydney Breese Robt Conover Boling Green Lewis Furgeson Pollard Simmons Edmund Greer Peter Harvell John C. Vance James Pantier John Armstrong C. Reynolds Bennet Abel James Rutledge T. Hornbuckle Jas Berry Henry Sinco M Brown
Peter Elmore 118 / - - - / - / / / -
E C. Eastep 119 - / - - / - - / / /
James Watkins 120 / - - / - - / / - / - /
Robt Cavin 121 / - - - - / / / /
Sanders W. [Cambler?] 22 / - - / - - / - - - / / - - - -
Noah M King 123 / - - / / - - / /
John Hicky 124 / - - - - - - / / - - / - - - - /
Henry Williams 125 / / / / /
David Williams 126 / / - - / - - / - - / -
John [Ryals?] 127 / - - - - - / - - / - - / - - - - / -
Jno. W. Pantier 128 / - - - - / - - - - - / - - - - - / - /
Garret Vanzant / / / / /
Travis Elmore 129 /14 - - - - -15 / / -16 - / / -17
A Lincoln 130 / / / - - - / - - /
Saml Berry 131 / - - - - / / / /
Williamson Trent 132 / - - - - / - - - / - - - / / - - -
Jesse Vowel 133 / - - / / - - - - /18 /
Thos Duff 134 / - - - - / - - / - - / - /
John Hicky Sen 135 - - - / / - - - - / - - / -
Marshal Furgeson 36 / - - - - - / / - - - / /
Ashly Hicky 137 - - - - / - - - / / / -
Jesse Baker 138 - - / - - / / - - - / - - - / -
Thos Arnold 139 / - - - - / / - / /
John Tipet 140 / - - / / / / - - - -
Isaac Foster 141 / - - / - - / - - / / - - - -
John Sewel 142 / - - - - / - - - - / / / - - - -
Andrew Walker / - - - / / / /
Ransom Lane 144 / / - - - - - / / / - - - -
John Lane 145 / / / - - - - - / /
Saml Garman 146 / - - / / - - - - - - - - / /
Jesse Witt 147 / - - - - / / - / /
Samuel L. Fansher 48 / - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A B Bell 149 / - - - / / / /
Charles Bell 151 / / / - - - / / - - -
John Cogdal 152 / - - / / / / - -
24 24 319 6 17 12 2 12 4 7 14 6 13 13 5 8 3 14 6

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For Congress Magistrates Constables
No. Joseph Duncan Edward S Coles James Turney Alex P. Fields Sidney Breese Robt Conover Bowling Green Lewis Furgeson Pollard Simmons Edmund Greer Peter Harvell John C. Vance James Pantier Bennet Abell James Rutledge Tillman Hornb[uckle] James Berry Henry Sinco Manawether Brown Charles Reynolds John Armstro[ng]
Isace Colson 153 / - - - - - / - - - / - - / - / -
Jesse Shirley 154 - - - - - / / - - - / / - -
John Bell 155 - - - - - / / - - - - - - - - - - / / -
Jese Maltby 156 - / - - - - / - - - / / / - - -
Robt G. [Hanshor?] 57 / - - - / - - / - - - / - - - / - - -
Thos Melton 158 - / - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. B. Harrison 159 - / - - - / - - / - - / - - /
David Wooldrige 160 / - - - / - - - - / - - - - - -
Joshu Pedigo 161 - - - / / - - - / - - - / - - - / -
William Hokimer / / / / - - - / -
J. Graham 163 / - - - - / / / - - - / - -
Henry McHenry / - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E Furgeson 165 - - - - / / - - / /
Mat. [Hohimer?] 166 / - - - - / / / /
Pleas. Armstrong 167 / - - - - / - - - / - - - - / - /
J Purkapile 168 / - - - - - / / - - - / / -
Joseph Watt 169 / - - - - / - - / - - - - - / - / - -
John Clary 170 / - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
George Bowman 171 / - - - - - / - - - - / / / - - -
Clarda Barnet 172 / - - - / / - - - / - / - - - -
Baxter Berry 173 / - - - - / - - - - / / /
Jesse Gum 174 / - - - / - - / / - - /
Wm Mirs 175 - / - / - - / - - - - / /
Henry Miller 176 / - - - - / - / - - - / - - / -
M Hornbuckle / / / / /
Henry Bell 178 / - - - / - / - - - - / - - - / -
J Pemberton 179 / - - - - / - - / - - - - - - - -
Rot Cersy 180 / - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nat Lattimore 181 / - - - - - - - / - / - / / - - - -
Martin Waddle 182 / - - - - - / / - - - / - - /
William Prie 183 - - / - - - / - - / - / /
Alex Lattimore 184 / - - - - / - - - - / - - - - / -
Jas D. Madison 185 / - - - - / - - - / - - - - - / /
Royal Armstrong / / / - - - - / - - /
William Jones 187 - / - - / - - - / - / /
John G. Chasted 188 / - - / - - - - / - / - /
21 21 4 6 2 0 10 15 1 1 15 2 9 7 9 5 9 3 11 12 2 9

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6 For Congress Magistrates Constables
No. Joseph Duncan Edward S Coles James Turning Alex P Fields Sydney Breese Robt Conover Bowling Green Lewis Furgeson Pollard Simmons Edmund Greer Peter Harvell John C. Vance James Pantier Bennett Abell James Rutledge T. Hornbuckle J. Berry Henry Sinco M Brown C. Reynolds John Armstrong
Benj. Gibbs 18820 - - - - / - - - - - - / - - / /
Thos Edwards 189 / - / - - / - - - - / - - /
B Green 190 / - - - - - - / / - - - - / - - /
Josh Nance 191 / - - - - / - - - / - - - / - - - / - -
Peter Harvell 192 / - / - - - / - - / - - /
E. Eastep 193 - / - - / - - - - / - - - / - - /
D Clapton 194 - - - / - - - / / -
Elijah Eastep 195 / -21 / - - - / / /
J Yardley 196 / - - - - - - - / - / - - / - - /
J. D. Henry 197 / - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
W Lobb 198 / - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
John Close 199 / - - - - / - - / / - - - - - /
G Warburton 201 - / - / - - / - - - - / - /
Saml Hill 202 - / - - - / - - / - - - - - - - - -
Jam' Yardly 203 / - - - - / - - - - / - - - / - /
J. C. Vance 204 / - - - - / - - - / - - - - / - /
David Edgar 205 / - - - - / - - - / - / /
R Bussell 206 / - - - - / - - / - - - - / - - /
Levi Onstot 207 - - - - - / - - - / /
Henry Cox 208 / - - - - - - - - - / / - -
J Burner 209 - / - / - - - / / - -
George Davis 210 / - - - / - - / - - - / /
Jacob Bell 211 / - - - / - - - - / - / /
J Pelham 212 - - - - - - - / - - - - / - - - -
C. Reynolds 213 / - - - - / / / /
J Furgeson 214 / - - - - / / - - / /
W. Williamson 215 / - - - / - - / - - - - / /
Josep Fairfied 216 / - - - / / - - - - - - - - - / - - /
Bennett Abell 217 / - - - - / - / - - - - - / - / - -
Michael Davis 218 / - / / - - / /
James Short 219 / - - - / / - - - - - - - - - - - -
H Onstot. 220 / - - - - - - / - - - / - / - - - -
J. Miller 221 / - - - - / - - - - - - - - / - - - -
J Lattimon 222 / - - - - - - / - / - - /
Zach. Clary 223 / - - - - - - - - - / - - / - - - - /
Jacob Bale 224 - - - -/22 / - - / - - / - / - - - - -
Wm Cogdal 225 / - - - - / / - - - - - - / /
M Brown 226 / - - - - / - - / / - - - - /
21 2 8 1 15 13 2 1 14 3 11 5 6 2 16 17 6 1 16

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For Congress Magistrates Constables
No. Joseph Duncan Edward Coles James Turney Alex P Fields Sidney Breese Robt Conover Bowling Green Lewis Furgeson Pollard Simmons Edmund Greer Peter Harvell John C Vance James Pantier Bennett Abell J Rutledge T. Hornbuckle J. Berry. Henry Sinco M Brown Charles Reynolds John Armstrong
James Pantier 227 / - - - - / / - - - - - - - - / / - -
Henry Trailer 228 / - - - / - - - - - - - - - -
Robt Conover 229 / - - - / / - - / /
Pollard Simmons 230 / - / - - - / - / - / -
Henry Hohimer 231 / - - - - / - - / - / / - -
Austin Melton 232 / - - - - - / - - - / - - / -
Tillman Hornbuckle 233 / - - / / - - - / /
Thos Wooldrige 234 / - - - - - / - - - - - - / - / -
James Berry 235 / - - - / - - - - / - - - - - - -
J Rutledge 236 - - / / - - - - / - / -23 - - -
Cason Pemberton 237 - - - - - - - - - / - - - - / - / - - -
W. Marshall Jnr 238 - - / - - / / / /
John Pentecost 239 / - - - - - - - - - - - - -
David Onstot 240 - - / - - - - - - - - - - -
Henry Sinco 240 - - / - - /24 -25 - - - / - - / - - - /
John Armstrong - - / - - / / / - - / - - -
Edmund Greer 242 - / - / / - - - - - / - - -
Lewis Furgeson 243 / - - - - - - - - / - - / / - -
James White 245 / - - - / / / - - - - /
Isacc Burner 246 / - - - / - - - / - - - / - - - - /
John M Camron / - - - / -26 - - / - / - - / - -
H Armstrong 248 / - - - - / / - - - - - / - - /
M. Graham 249 / - - - / / - - - - - / / - - - - - -
A S. Bergen 250 / - / / - - - - / - - - - /
W Martin 251 - - -27 - - - / - - - -
11 4 7 1 13 10 1 5 5 4 6 6 6 2 7 5 4 4
Amounts 136 25 52 7 2 105 106 10 8 88 18 71 58 - 51 35 70 20 107 58 30 94

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No. Joseph Duncan28

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[certification]
[08]/[01]/[1831]
At an election held at the house of John M Camron in Clarys Grove Precinct in the county of Sangamon State of Illinois, on the first day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred & thirty one the following named persons received the number of votes annexed to their respective names for the following described offices to wit:
Joseph Duncan had one hundred and thirty six votes for Representative to Congress.
Edward Coles had twenty five votes for Representative to Congress
James Turney had fifty two votes for Representative to Congress
Alexander P Fields had seven votes for Representative to Congress
Sidney Breese had two votes for Representative to Congress
Robt Conover had one hundred and five votes for Justice of the ^Peace^
Bowling Green had one hundred and six votes for do - do
Lewis Furgeson had ten votes fo[for] - d - d
Pollard Simmons had eight votes fo Justice of the peace
Edmund Greer had Eighty eight votes fo do - - do
Peter Harvell had eighten votes for - - do - - do
John C. Vance had seventy votes for Justice of the Peace
James Pantier had fifty eight votes for do - -
Bennett Abell had fifty one votes for Constable.
James Rutledge had thirty five votes for Constable
Tillman Hornbuckle had seventy votes for Constable
James Berry had twenty votes for do
Henry Sinco had one hunded and seven votes for do
Manaweather Brown had fifty eight votes for do
Charles Reynolds had thirty votes for - - do
John Armstrong had Ninety four votes for Constable29
Certified to by us
John M Camron }
James White Judges of the election
Hugh Armstrong.
Attest Mentor Graham } Clerks of the election
Abram S Bergen
[certification]
[08]/[01]/[1831]
This is to certify that Hugh Armstrong[,] James White and John M Camron came before me and were sworn according to law as Judges of this election
Abrm S Bergen J[Justice of the] Peace

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[certification]
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This is to certify that Abraham S Bergen and Mentor Graham came before me and were sworn legally acording to law as clerks of this election.
John M Camron

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29Illinois voters elected Joseph Duncan to the U.S. Congress.
Theodore Calvin Pease, ed., Illinois Election Returns, 1818-1848, vol. 18 of Collections of the Illinois State Historical Library (Springfield: Illinois State Historical Library, 1923), 70.

Autograph Document Signed, 12 page(s), Illinois State Archives (Springfield, IL)