Certification of the Election of Abraham Lincoln to the Illinois General Assembly, 28 August 18381
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08/28/1838
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Sangamon County
I Charles R Matheny clerk of the County Commissioners Court in and for Said County do hereby certify that Abraham Lincoln was duly Elected Representative to the General assembly of the State of Illinois from the County of Sangamon at the general Election in August AD 1838 as appears from the returns filed in my Office2
Given under my hand and Seal of Office at Springfield in Said County this 28th day of August In the year of our Lord One thousand Eight hundred & thirty Eight
C. R. Matheny Clk[Clerk] C C C.[County Commissioners Court] &. C[County]

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Abraham Lincoln
Certificate
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Representative General assembly State Illinois
1Charles R. Matheny wrote the body of this certification and docketing on the reverse side.
2Lincoln received 1,803 votes, the highest of the seven Whig candidates elected to the House of Representatives. Ninian W. Edwards was Lincoln’s closest challenger, with 1,779 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), 321.

Autograph Document Signed, 2 page(s), Lincoln Collection, Illinois State Archives (Springfield, IL)