Petition of Stephen T. Logan and Others to Joseph Duncan, [13 September 1838]1
We the undersigned do hereby certify that Antrim Campbell has been engaged in the practice of the Law in Springfield for eight months last past, and from our knowledge of his character do believe him in every respect worthy of confidence and esteem, And we do also cheerfully recommend him to his Excellency Joseph Duncan Governor of the State of Illinois as fully qualified and competent to fulfill the duties of Prosecuting Attorney and would be much pleased to see him get the appointment to said office
Stephen T. Logan
^[Jas?]^
E. D, Baker,John T. StuartNinian W. EdwardsSaml, H, Treat,J. HewettA LincolnCyrus Walker
[endorsement]
09/13/1838Hon J. Duncan–Sir
permit me to resign into your hands the trust confided to me by your Excellency as States Att'y[Attorney] for the First Judicial Circuit of the State of Illinois– To the best of my ability I have endeavoured to discharge its duties during the brief terms of my official existence, I shall ask that my resignation may not take effect until the 30 instt– until which time the duties will be discharged by a friend– With my thanks for the confidence evinced by my appointment, and my most ardent wishes for your
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future happiness I Remain Sir,
Your Much Obliged and Most Devoted Friend and Obedient ServantJ. HewettHon Joseph DuncanGovernor of the State of Illinois.–Jacksonville2
[docketing]
09/13/1838
1838 Sept 13
[docketing]
Resignation of Josephus Hewitt
[docketing]
09/15/1838
Filed 15th Sept 1838A P Field
Sec[Secretary] State
1Abraham Lincoln only signed his name to this petition.
2There is no evidence that Duncan appointed Campbell, even on an interim basis. On February 23, 1839, the General Assembly elected David M. Woodson as the new state’s attorney for the First Judicial Circuit. The Senate Journal identified the successful candidate as William Woodson.
Illinois Senate Journal. 1838. 11th G. A., 1st sess., 401-402; Illinois House Journal. 1838. 11th G. A., 1st sess., 501-502.

Handwritten Document Signed, 2 page(s), Lincolniana, Illinois State Archives (Springfield, IL)