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

Petition Written for John Bennett [1]

December 16, 1839

To the Honorable the General Assembly of the State of Illinois---

The undersigned respectfully petitions that Blocks, two, three, four and five in Bennett's addition to the town of Petersburgh in the county of Menard be vacated.

Dec. 16 1839 JOHN BENNETT.


[1]   AD, I-Ar. This document, including the signature, is in Lincoln's hand and was presented by him to the House of Representatives on December 17. The bill answering the petition was introduced on December 27 (vide infra).