Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 1.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Dear Sir. Springfield, Aug. 5 1837

Mr. Edwards [2] tells me you wish to know, whether the act to which your town incorporation provision was attached, passed into a law. It did. You can organize under the general incorporation law as soon as you choose.

I also tacked a provision on to a fellow's bill to authorize the relocation of the road from Salem down to your town; but I am not certain whether or not the bill passed; neither do I suppose I can ascertain before the laws will be published. If it is a law, Bowling Green, Bennett Abell, and yourself are appointed to make the change. [3]

No news. No excitement except a little about the election of monday next. I suppose, of course, our friend Dr. Henry, stands no chance in your ``diggings'' [4] Your friend and humble servant John Bennett Esq. A. LINCOLN