Abraham Lincoln to James Semple, [5 December 1834]1
Mr Speaker.
I now give notice that on monday next or some day thereafter I shall ask leave to introduce a bill entitled an act to limit the jurisdiction of Justices of the Peace—2

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Lincoln Notice
1Abraham Lincoln wrote the entirety of the text on page one. Lincoln presented this notice in the House of Representatives on December 5, 1834.
Illinois House Journal. 1835. 9th G. A., 1st sess., 47.
2Lincoln introduced the bill in the House of Representatives on December 9, 1834. The bill did not become law.
Illinois House Journal. 1835. 9th G. A., 1st sess., 84.

Handwritten Document, 2 page(s), Lincoln Collection, Illinois State Archives (Springfield, IL)