To Levi Davis 
The bearer of this, Dr. Henry,  visits you for the purpose of drawing a small amount of money to enable the Commissioners to commence the erection of a State House. He, as you probably recollect, is one of the building commissioners. The bond for the $50,000 required by the act locating the Seat of Government,  has been executed by several of our citizens and duly approved by the Governor;  and will be filed with the Treasurer, by Dr. Henry on his arrival at your town. The Dr., being a stranger to you and the Treasurer, and his duties being of a new kind, he has asked me to request you, as a friend, to render him what assistance you conveniently can.
We have, generally in this country, peace, health, and plenty, and no news. Verry respectfully: A. LINCOLN.Page 78
 ALS, CSmH. Davis, an attorney living in Vandalia, Illinois, was appointed state auditor by Governor Joseph Duncan, November 16, 1835.
 Anson G. Henry, a physician and Whig politician of Springfield, Illinois, was one of Lincoln's closest associates.
 Passed by the legislature February 24-25, 1837, removing the state capital from Vandalia to Springfield.
 Joseph Duncan.