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

Petition to Macon County Commissioners' Court [1]

May 26, 1830

To the Hon County Comrs. Court for the County of Macon

We the undersigned qualified voters in Decatur Precinct earnestly request your honors to change the present place of holding Elections in said Precinct from Permenius Smallwoods to the Court house in Decatur

26th May 1830

David Miller M. C. Shaw

Thomas Law Charles Lewis

Saml. B Dewees S. Sennitt

D. H. Stewart Robert Stewart

S R Sheppard John Dickey

John Miller William Dickey

William Hall Thomas Cowan

J. B. Brown I. C. Pugh

Squire Hall James Miller

William Hanks Philip D. Williams

Thomas Cole Buel Stevens

John Biglow David Florey

Landy Harell Moses Hand

Alfred Hall David Owen

William Foren Randolph Rose

John Pettyjohn Isaac Miller

Reuben Brown Jas. Johnson

James Martin John Ballard

H. J. Armstrong Phillip Ballard

Henry Ewing John Hankes

Joseph Stevens John D. Johnston

John Grimsley A Lincoln

Andrew W Smith


[1]   DS, Macon County Clerk's office, Decatur, Illinois. Perhaps the earliest document signed by Lincoln after his arrival in Illinois in March, 1830. He was not technically a qualified voter at the time, six months' residence being required.