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

Certificate of Examination for Henry I. Atkins [1]

Springfield, Ill., Jan. 31, 1859.

The undersigned, having in pursuance of the within appointment, examined the said applicant, Henry I. Atkins, touching his qualifications to practice law, respectfully report that having performed the said duty, they find the applicant qualified to practice law, and recommend that he be licensed.

M. HAY,

A. LINCOLN,

B. S. EDWARDS.

Annotation

[1]   Howard F. Dyson, ``Lincoln in Rushville,'' Transactions of the Illinois State Historical Society, Publication No. 8, 1903 (Springfield, 1904), pp. 224-25. Milton H. Hay and Benjamin S. Edwards, co-signers with Lincoln, were attorneys at Springfield.