Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 2.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.


[1]   AD, I-Ar. Lincoln had Asahel Gridley, state senator from McLean County, Introduce the bill in the Senate on February 5. It was passed by the Senate on February 9, but died in the House upon adjournment. See Lincoln to Rockwell, February 15, infra.

[2]   John A. Rockwell has not been identified beyond the circumstances indicated in this bill and Lincoln's letter of February 15, but a ``John Rockwell'' is listed in contemporary sources as a pioneer of LaSalle County.

[3]   The original phrasing, deleted at this point, calls for all three connections rather than the choice of one. Lincoln explains the change in his letter to Rock-well, infra.