Abraham Lincoln to James Semple, [12 July 1837]1
Mr Speaker
I hereby give notice that on friday next or some day thereafter I shall ask leave to introduce a bill for an act to authorize Rhoda Hart and others to sell and convey certain real estate.2
1Abraham Lincoln wrote the entirety of this document and he presented it to the House of Representatives on July 12, 1837.
Illinois House Journal. 1837. 10th G. A., special sess., 21.
2Lincoln introduced HB 48 in the House of Representatives on July 15, 1837. On July 19, the House voted against further action on the bill.
Illinois House Journal. 1837. 10th G. A., special sess., 78, 110, 117-18.

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