To Thomas Mather 
President of State Bank: December 26, 1839.
Sir: You are herewith furnished with a copy of the joint resolution adopted by both branches of the General Assembly of Illinois, which has for its object the appointment of a joint committee to investigate the condition of the State Bank and Branches.
The undersigned have been appointed the committee, under the resolution, have organized, and are now ready to proceed with the examination contemplated by the aforesaid resolution.
You will have the goodness to advise the committee at what time you will be ready to receive them on the business aforesaid. With great respect, We have the honor to be, Your obedient servants,
Byrd Monroe, Orlando B. Ficklin,
James H. Woodworth, William W. Happy,
John D. Wood, Richard Murphy,
Senate Committee. Abraham Lincoln,