Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 1.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.

Petition for Appointment of Antrim Campbell as Prosecuting Attorney [1]

[September 13, 1838]

We the undersigned do hereby certify that Antrim Campbell has been engaged in the practice of the Law in Springfield for eight months last past and from our knowledge of his character do believe him in every respect worthy of confidence and esteem, and we do also cheerfully recommend him to his Excellency Joseph Duncan Governor of the State of Illinois as fully qualified and competent to fulfill the duties of Prosecuting Attorney and would be much pleased to see him get the appointment to said office

Stephen T. Logan Saml. H. Treat

E. D. Baker J. Hewett

John T. Stuart A Lincoln

Ninian W. Edwards Cyrus Walker


[1]   DS, I-Ar. Following on the same page begins the letter of resignation written by Josephus Hewett, dated September 13, 1838.