Petition of Abraham Lincoln and Others to the Sangamon County Commissioners' Court, [4 September 1836]1
To the county commissioner's court for the county of Sangamon, State of Illinois
We the undersigned respectfully request that your Honorable body pass an order relocating so much of the road leading from Watkin’s Mill via Miller’s ferry to the county line in the direction of Pekin, as lies between the Morgan county line and the Range line dividing Ranges 7 and 8 so as to make the same run from it's present begining on a right line to a point four poles North of the door of Charles Simmons' present dwelling. Thence on a right line to where said road now crosses the afforesaid Range line—2
A. LincolnB, WintonB, Ki^l^borneR SimmonsM L HutchesJulius SimmonsHenry DickA ConkeyAbsolom BowlingDaniel RobinsonMoris HutchesWilliam EdwardsAmos OgdenCharles SimmonsJonathan Lowndsbury

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[endorsement]
09/04/1836Mr A. D. WrightSir
Please hand this to the County Commissioners With out fail and Oblege your friend
Charles SimmonsMr A. D. WrightSpringfield

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[docketing]
not acted upon
not enough signers3
1Abraham Lincoln wrote the text of the petition and his own signature.
2In June 1836, Lincoln located and surveyed this road for the Sangamon County Commissioner’s Court.
3It does not seem that Wright presented the petition to the County Commissioners’ Court.

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