Petition of Mentor Graham and Others to the Sangamon County Commissioners' Court, 25 February 18341To 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 Jacksonville2Feb 25th 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.
Autograph Document Signed, 4 page(s), Lincoln Collection, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (Springfield, IL)