Railroad Pass for Abraham Lincoln, 31 December 18571
This Ticket will pass but one person.3
Attorney for Company4
Until Dec.[December] 31, 1858, unless otherwi[s]e ordered.
J C Clarke Supt.[Superintendent]5
1James C. Clarke filled in the blanks on this partially printed railroad pass and signed it. The pass bears ten punched holes, presumably made on presentation of the pass to a railroad official for use.
2This text is printed vertically on the left side of the pass.
3This text is printed vertically on the right side of the pass.
4Lincoln had been an attorney for the Illinois Central Railroad Company since 1853.
Harry E. Pratt, The Personal Finances of Abraham Lincoln (Springfield, IL: Abraham Lincoln Association, 1943), 49-54; For Lincoln’s cases involving the Illinois Central Railroad, search Participant, “Illinois Central RR,” Martha L. Benner and Cullom Davis, et al., eds., The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln: Complete Documentary Edition, 2d edition (Springfield: Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, 2009), http://www.lawpracticeofabrahamlincoln.org.
5No correspondence related to this railroad pass has been located.

Copy of Partially Printed Document Signed, 1 page(s), Abraham Lincoln Association Files, Lincoln Collection, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (Springfield, IL).