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On November 9, 1860, the Alexandria Gazette reported on the public abuse of a man who may have voted for Abraham Lincoln.
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A man who voted for Lincoln in Fairfax County

Alexandria Gazette, November 9, 1860.

The Alexandria Gazette of November 9, 1860, included a report of abuse of a man who may have voted for Abraham Lincoln for president on November 6. Abraham Lincoln received 1,929 votes in Virginia, most of them in the northwestern counties, but a few men voted for Lincoln in and near Alexandria, and in Prince William County. The published election return for Fairfax County does not record any votes for Lincoln.

Alexandria Gazette, November 9, 1860.
EXCITEMENT AT FAIRFAX COURT HOUSE.—
We learn from a friend that on Wednesday at Fairfax Court House, a man named Garfrel who had voted for Lincoln, was seized by a party while he was coming out of the Court-house and carried a short distance from the village, where he was blacked completely with printer's ink, mounted on his horse and started for his house in as uncomfortable a situation as one would wish to be in.