Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 1.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.

Annotation

[1]   ALS, ICHi.

[2]   John Taylor, who had actively led the petitioners for the new county of Menard; John Wright and George W. Turley, of Mt. Pulaski, active petitioners for the new county of Logan.

[3]   Probably James D. Allen, a merchant at Athens.

[4]   Josiah N. Francis and Calvin Francis, brothers of Simeon Francis, both of whom resided at Athens at this time; Josiah was the more active in politics. ``Hall'' has not been identified.

[5]   Peter G. Cowardin, who was active for the creation of Logan County.

[6]   Allenton was the name of a community no longer in existence in what later became Christian County.

[7]   William F. Thornton, representative from Shelby County.

[8]   William S. Frink, a leading citizen of the Allenton community.

[9]   Salome was Butler's oldest daughter.

[10]   Judge Daniel Stone. See Lincoln's bill for the relief of the circuit clerk, February 6, infra.