This is election day. William rode out to the town-house & voted although quite unwell. The damage to the tunnel not very serious. B. C. Bailey came down to get election returns of the two or three past years to compare with those of today. James D. Bailey came down after ten o’clock to say that there had been a Union gain of 49 in Warren & good news by telegraph makes it probable that Brough is elected by 40,000 majority.
John Brough (rhymes with ruff), a strongly pro-Union man, was running for governor of Ohio against Democrat, Clement Vallandigham.