Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 2.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
N. W. Matheny: Springfield,
Clerk of the county court Novr. 25- 1854

of Sangamon County, Illinois

Sir: I hereby decline to accept the office of Representative in the General Assembly, for the said county of Sangamon, to which office I am reported to have been elected on the 7th. of Novr. Inst. IPage  288 therefore desire that you notify the Governor of this vacancy, in order that legal steps be taken to fill the same. Your Obt. Servt.