[Henderson County, Illinois?]: 1860. Broadside electoral ticket, 2-3/4" x 6-3/4". Old vertical fold mark visible on blank verso, lower blank corner is worn but intact. Good+.
An 1860 election ticket from Lincoln's home State, a rare survival of that historic campaign. The local candidates were from Henderson County, Illinois, which is about forty miles west and slightly south of Peoria and across the Mississippi River from Davenport, Iowa. The electors included Lincoln's allies and friends Leonard Swett, John M. Palmer, Allen C. Fuller, Wm. P. Kellogg, and others. His close associate Jesse Dubois was the candidate for Auditor of Public Accounts; and his old friend William Butler ran for State Treasurer. The Clements Library and the Library of Congress have an 1860 electoral ticket from Illinois, but from a different county; each lists local candidates different from ours. We have not located any other copies. Item #34111