374. John T. Stuart (William H. Herndon Interview).
[1865 — 66]
Jno T Stuart
Says from 1830 up to 1837 the tendency in Illinois was for every man of ambition to turn Democrite — Ford Forquer — Cartwright.
There was a fear that the Yankees about 1832 to 1837 imigrating to Ills would be whig — but when they got here were no more than democrats — and this [illegible] and changed all.
That in 1834 at Danleys
That Sangamon Co was Democratic till 1834 and in 1836 & 7 it became Whig — Herndon
Lincoln stood true to his ideas of Whiggery —
It was the custom to Stump it all over the Country.
Library of Congress: Herndon-Weik Collection. Manuscript Division. Library of Congress. Washington, D.C. 2251; Huntington Library: LN2408, 2:198 — 99