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

To William Butler [1]

Dear Butler: Vandalia, Feb. 23rd. 1839

Yours of the 16th enclosing a note for my signature is duly received. I am much obliged to you for your attention to this matter. I had not myself forgotten it. Before this reaches you, you will have learned that I had already sent a blank note with my name to

Page  146Stuart to fix this same bussiness. [2] I now sign the note you sent me, and enclose it to you. We have got a provision through the House attaching that part of Shelby to Dane county which was first petitioned for, which provision, we think will pass the Senate, as the Shelby Senator goes for it. We will adjourn on the 4th. of March. I would rather you should not be at the trouble of sending me a horse, as you kindly offered to do, in one of your former letters. I will get your clerk fee bill through, unless it shall be lost for want of time, which I some what fear. No news. Your friend as ever



[1]   ALS, ICHi.

[2]   See Lincoln to Stuart, February 14, supra.