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

To Alexander P. Field [1]

A. P. Field, Esq. May 11, 1839.

Dear Sir: At the late session an act passed both Houses of legislature for the benefit of the clerks of the Circuit Courts of Sangamon, Hamilton, and Fayette counties. [2] I can see nothing of this act in the printed laws, one copy of which has reached us. I know it passed both Houses, but I am a little suspicious it has not been duly acted on by the Council of Revision. Will you please learnPage  150 and write us what condition it is in, and also send us a copy of the act? Mr. Butler [3] will pay the charge on sight. Your friend,



[1]   NH, I, 94-95. Field was secretary of state.

[2]   The act for the relief of clerks of the circuit courts of Sangamon, Clinton, Fayette, and Franklin counties appears in Laws of Illinois, 1839-1840, p. 156.

[3]   William Butler, circuit clerk of Sangamon County.