Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 1.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
To the Honorable, Springfield
The House of Representatives, 25th. Jan. 1845-

At a very large and respectable meeting of ladies and gentlemen, held in this City on yesterday evening, it was resolved that the undersigned be appointed a committee to request of your Honorable body that Mr. Fairchild be permitted to deliver an address on Temperance this evening and also on monday evening next in the Representative Hall. Mr. Fairchild is a talented and eloquent young gentleman, eminently qualified to advance the cause of virtue and temperance & to promote the best interests of society. By permitting your Hall thus to be used your Honorable body will confer a great favor upon the whole community. All expences for keeping up fires, cleaning the Hall &c. shall be paid by private contribution. Most respectfully, Yours &c, J. LAMBORN.