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Statement of Thomas Epperson regarding Sangamon River Navigation, [1837]1
I certify that I had the entire control of the Steam Boat Utility once up, and once out of the Sangamon county river; and that I have been up and down the said river, on flat and other boats, at least once a year, for the last five of six years; and that, in my opinion, the even the small sum of fifteen hundred, or two thousand dollars, might be profitably expended in improving the said river.
Thos Epperson

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Letters in regard to Navigating Sangamon river–
Thos. Epperson
no 7
1Abraham Lincoln wrote the text of this statement and signed Epperson’s name.

Handwritten Document Signed, 2 page(s), Lincoln Collection, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (Springfield, IL)