Abraham Lincoln to James Semple, [9 December 1834]1
Mr Speaker
I now give notice that Thursday next, or some day thereafter I shall ask leave to introduce a bill entitled an act to authorize Samuel Musick to build a toll bridge across Salt creek in Sangamon county2

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Lincoln notice
Toll Bridge
1Abraham Lincoln wrote the entirety of the text on page one.
Lincoln presented this notice to the House of Representatives on December 9, 1834.
Illinois House Journal. 1835. 9th G. A., 1st sess., 86.
2Abraham Lincoln introduced HB 34 in the House of Representatives on December 15, 1834. On December 20, the House passed the bill with an amendment authored by Lincoln. The Senate passed the bill on December 24. On January 7, 1835, the act became law.
Illinois House Journal. 1835. 9th G. A., 1st sess.,118, 127, 131, 141-42, 160, 222, 240, 245; Illinois Senate Journal. 1835. 9th G. A., 1st sess., 121, 122, 126, 132, 192, 195.

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