Petition of Mentor Graham and Others to the Sangamon County Commissioners' Court, 25 February 18341
To the county commissioners court for the county of Sangamon at its March term 1834–
We the undersigned respectfully request your honorable body to appoint viewers to view and locate a road from Musick,s ferry on Salt creek via New Salem to the county line in the direction of Jacksonville2
Names
Menter Graham 1 George Spears 24
Martin S Trent 2 Robert Cavenow 25
Nelson Alley 3 James Black 26
Wm Brown 4 Jesse Coombs 27
John Allen 5 William Williamson 28
A. Lincoln 6 D Dickinson 29
Wm McNeely 7
Alfred Summers 8 Felix Green 30
Samuel Hill 9
Henry Hohamer 10 Thomas Walker 3[1]
Daniel G. [Bunn?] 11
Jacob Bale 12 James Goldsby 32
Joshua A Miller 13 John B. Goldsby 33
Samuel Combs 34
Lewis Watkins 14 Robert Milton 35
Bennet Abell 15 Jesse Baker 36
John C Raffety 16 Thos S Edwards 37
Richard Raffety 17 John Clary[...?] 38
Robert L Green 18 Wm F Berry [...?] 39
William Green [Commr?] 19 Matthew Young 40
Jonson Elmore 20 John N Rutledge 41
Ruban Larrimar 21
Josiah Dobson 22 John Pemberton 42
Francis Regnier 23 Lewis B. Wynne 43
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James M Rutledge 44 Bowling Green 69
James [Carver?] 45
Hugh Armstrong 46 Geo Willson 70
Thos Wynn 47 Peter Elmore 71
Alxr Trent 48
Robert Loyed 49 Jeremiah Graham 72
Isaac Golliher 73
Edward Potter 50 Harrison Maltby 74
E. J. B Harrison 51 Samuel Watkins 75
Elja Potter 52 Cyrus Kirby 76
Ephraim Bruner 53 Manaweather Brown3 77
Peter Summers 78
John F. Harrison 54 Tilmon Hornbuckle 79
Zech Clary. 80
James Pantier 55 Wm G Jeter 81
B. B. Berry 56 George Close 82
Robert [Caven?] 83
Royal Armstrong 57 Wm Brunk 84
William Jones4 58
John Jones 59 Jacob West 85
John A Kelso 60 Lyon Woodruf 86
Jesse Witt. 87
Isaac Burner 61 David M. Pantier 88
Jeremiah W Davis 62
Ephraim Wilcox 63
J. C. McNabb 64
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Jesse Gumm 66
Caleb Carman 67
Robert McNabb 68

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[docketing]
1834.
1Abraham Lincoln wrote the body of the document, the dateline, and his own signature. He also wrote the signatures of numbers 77 through 88 on page three and docketing on page 4.
2The County Commissioners Court apparently approved the request because Lincoln, Killion, and Armstrong filed a report four months later as surveyors appointed by the court to locate the road.
3Lincoln wrote the signatures of numbers 77 through 88.
4There were two men named William Jones living in this area at this time. This could person could have been either of them.

Autograph Document Signed, 4 page(s), Lincoln Collection, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (Springfield, IL)