from Hendricks County election records (copies available at Plainfield Public Library):
We the undersigned, Inspector and Judges of an Election held in Plainfield in Guilford Township Hendricks County Indiana on Monday the 7th day of April 1845 do certify that Eli McCaslin received sixty two votes and John C. Johnson received sixty (60) votes [and] were duly elected Constable in and for said Township for the ensuing year, and for the office of Justice of the Peace John Reagan received sixty three (63) votes John Lorrain received one vote and were duly elected.
Witness our hands and seals this 7th day of April 1845.
John Lorrain (Seal) Inspector
Zim Chandler (Seal) Judge
William Walton (Seal) Judge