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Certification of Examination for Admittance of Stanislaus P. Lalumiere to the Practice of Law, 12 February 18451
We the undersigned, having examined Stanislaus P. LaLumiere, touching his qualification to practice law, do recommend that he be allowed a license for the same–2
A. LincolnJ Gillespie
1Abraham Lincoln wrote and signed this certification. Joseph Gillespie signed his own name.
2Aspiring lawyers in Illinois were required to pass an oral examination conducted by at least two attorneys.
“An Act Concerning Attorneys and Counselors at Law,” 1 March 1833, Revised Laws of Illinois (1833), 99-102.

Autograph Document Signed, 1 page(s), Midwest Jesuit Archives (Saint Louis, MO)