Abraham Lincoln to James Semple, [27 January 1835]1Mr Speaker
I now give notice that on ^Thursday^ Wednesday next I shall ask leave to introduce a bill for an act relative to a state road therein named2
1Abraham Lincoln wrote the text on page one. He presented this notice in the House of Representatives on January 27, 1835.
Illinois House Journal. 1835. 9th G. A., 1st sess., 396.
2On Thursday, January 29, John Dawson introduced A Bill relative to a State Road Therein Named, although Abraham Lincoln had written the bill. The bill became law on February 12, 1835. Lincoln also authored a copy of the bill that included the report of the road commissioners.
Illinois House Journal. 1835. 9th G. A., 1st sess., 429.
Handwritten Document, 2 page(s), Lincoln Collection, Illinois State Archives (Springfield, IL).