To Noah W. Matheny 
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.