Resolution regarding the Organization of the House, [24 November 1840]1
Resolved that the clerk of this House inform the Senate, that they have met, elected William Lee D. Ewing their Speaker, John Calhoun their Principal clerk, George Davis, their Assistant clerk, Robert Smith Engrossing and Enrolling clerk, W— C Murphy Principal Doorkeeper, & Benjamin Roberts assistant Doorkeeper, and are now ready to proceed to Legislative business.
1Abraham Lincoln wrote the resolution in its entirety. On November 24, 1840, Lincoln introduced the resolution in the House of Representatives, and the House adopted it. The Senate received the resolution on November 25.
Illinois House Journal. 1840. 12th G. A., 7; Illinois Senate Journal. 1840. 12th G. A., 6.
Handwritten Document, 2 page(s), Lincoln Collection, GA Session: 12-1, Illinois State Archives (Springfield, IL)