Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 8.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.

Petition of Anson G. Henry [1]

December 15, 1847

To the Honorable, the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled:

Your Petitioner, Anson G. Henry, of Pekin, Illinois, respectfully represents that in June 1846 he furnished supplies, transportation &c. to Capt. Edward Jones' company of volunteers, before they were mustered into the service of the United States, to the value of that his claim has been submitted to, and finally disallowed, by the accounting officers of the Government, except as to the sum of which has been allowed & paid

Your Petitioner herewith presents what he hopes will be deemed ample evidence of the justice of his claim; and respectfully prays that the unpaid ballance of the same be allowed him; and as in duty bound &c. Decr. 15. 1847 A. G. HENRY.


[1]   ADS, DNA RG 233, HR 30 AF 3 (7). This petition, entirely in Lincoln's autograph, is endorsed by a clerk: ``Decr 20 1847. Referred to the Committee of Claims/Feby 29 1848 Bill 246.'' On the latter date, H.R. 246, ``for the relief of Dr. A. G. Henry of Illinois,'' was ``read the first and second time'' and passed (House Journal). In the Senate, H.R. 246 was reported from the committee on military affairs without amendment on June 20, but no further action was taken (Senate Journal).