March 1832
I am running for the Illinois General Assembly.  I am a candidate for the Whig Party.   #generalassembly  #Whig  #Illinois
August 6, 1832
President Jackson appointment me Postmaster on New Salem.  The pay isn't great, so I still have to split logs to pay for the things I need.  #jackson  #newsalem  #logsplitter
March 1, 1837
Today is a day for which I have worked long and hard.  I was admitted to the Illinois Bar, and can now begin to practice law.  My partner is John Stuart.  #lawyer #newpractice #stuart