Congressional Globe, Thirtieth Congress, First Session, pp. 107-108, 108-109. Brackets are in the source.
 A joint resolution to direct the postmaster general to make arrangements with the Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad for transporting the mail between Washington and Richmond. The House was sitting in committee of the whole. Lincoln was a member of the committee on post office and post roads.
 John M. Botts, who supported the railroad's petition for an increase and accused the postmaster general (Cave Johnson of Tennessee) of personal antagonism toward the railroad company.
 Henry W. Hilliard of Alabama.