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othing in public estimation by his prompt enlistment to defend the frontier. Successive announcements in the Journal had by this time swelled the list of candidates to thirteen. But Sangamon County was entitled to only four representatives, and when the returns came in Lincoln was among those defeated. Nevertheless, he made a very respectable showing in the race. The list of successful and unsuccessful aspirants and their votes was as follows: E. D. Taylor1127 John T. Stuart991 Achilles Morris945 Peter Cartwright815 Under the plurality rule, these four had been elected. The unsuccessful candidates were: A. G. Herndon806 W. Carpenter774 J. Dawson717 A. Lincoln657 T. M. Neale571 R. Quinton485 Z. Peter214 E. Robinson169 — Kirkpatrick44 The returns show that the total vote of the county was about twenty-one hundred and sixty-eight. Comparing this with the vote cast for Lincoln, we see that he received nearly one third of the total county vote, notwithstanding