Statement of Thomas Epperson regarding Sangamon River Navigation, 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
Letters in regard to Navigating Sangamon river–
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).