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

Certificate of Examination for Hiram W. Beckwith and George W. Lawrence [1]

May 27, 1854

We have examined Hiram W Beckwith and George W. Lawrence touching their qualifications to practice law; and find them sufficiently qualified to commence the practice, and therefore recommend that Licenses be allowed them. A. LINCOLN

Danville May 27, 1854. L. SWETT


[1]   ADS, IHi. Beckwith had studied in the Danville office of Lincoln and Ward H. Lamon. After his admission to the bar he remained in the office until 1859, when he succeeded to the practice. George W. Lawrence has not been positively identified, but a George W. Lawrence, age 28, Macoupin County, Illinois, is listed in the U.S. Census of 1850.