Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 1.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
To Springfield 25 July 1838.

His Excellency Joseph Duncan

Having learned that a vacancy has occured in the board of Commissioners of public works---by the resignation of J. W. Stephenson We take much pleasure in recommending to your favorable consideration for the vacancy thus created our fellow citizen John Dickson [2] of Ogle county whom we consider in every way fully qualified to discharge the duties of the office

Jesse B. Thomas Jr C R Matheny G. Elkin

J. Wright, Comr. A.G. Herndon A. Lincoln

Pub. Works. N. W. Edwards Gershom Jayne

J. F. Speed Th C Browne

Simeon Francis William Butler A. G. Henry [3]