Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 3.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
May 25, 1859

The undersigned, desirous of preserving the early history of the City of Springfield and Sangamon county, now known in a great degree only to a few ``Pioneers,'' would suggest a meeting at the Court House on the 1st of June, of all surviving settlers who became residents of the county previous to the ``winter of the deep snow,'' (1830-31,) for the purpose of organizing a permanent society in furtherance of this object.

Springfield, May 25th, 1859.