Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 1.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
DEAR MACK: Vandalia, Dec. 24, 1836.

I write this to notify you that I have received the petition for the change of the state road, so as to make it run by Tilman Hornsecker's [2] and Bowman's, [3] and that unless you, who are opposed to the change, get up a remonstrance and send it on, I shall be forced to have a bill passed upon the petition. I might write you a long letter of political news but you will see that as soon in the newspapers, which will save me the trouble.

If you feel any particular interest in this affair don't fail to bestir yourself. [4] Your friend, A. LINCOLN.