Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 2.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
April [17] 1855

WHEREAS, it has pleased Almighty God in the dispensations of his Providence, to cut down at meridian of life, and in the vigor of his usefulness, a most esteemed member of this bar, David B. Campbell, for many years attorney general of the state, who departed this life on Saturday the 1st inst., at Springfield, after aPage  311 lingering illness, which had confined him to his room for several months---therefore,

Resolved, That we, the members of this bar, feel with deep sensibility the loss which the profession and society have sustained in the loss of your departed brother.

Resolved, That we cherish the highest respect for the professional learning of the deceased, for the integrity and uprightness of his professional and private life and for the estimable qualities which characterized him as a man a friend and a companion.

Resolved, That we deeply sympathize with the afflicted relatives of the deceased, in the melancholy bereavement which they have sustained.

Resolved, That the chairman of this meeting transmit to the relatives of the deceased, a copy of the proceedings of this meeting, as a testimonial of the high estimation in which we, the members of this bar held our departed brother, and in token of our unaffected sorrow for his loss.

Resolved, That the chairman present the proceedings of this meeting to the circuit court of M'Lean county, now in session, and move that the same be entered on the records thereof.

Resolved, That the proceedings of this meeting be furnished to the papers of this circuit for publications.