Series II (Illinois Papers)

Series II (Illinois Papers)

Below is a sample of new documents written by Abraham Lincoln or with substantial endorsements written by Lincoln that do not appear in The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln (1953-55) or either of its supplements (1974, 1990).  Because the Papers of Abraham Lincoln has a much broader scope, the project has also scanned thousands of letters to Lincoln and other documents not included in the Collected Works.

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Abraham Lincoln to Thomas T. Gantt, February 5, 1841

Lincoln to Gantt 1 Lincoln to Gantt 2

Illinois Historical Survey, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL

A Bill for An Act Providing for the Election of a Public Binder, February 9, 1841

Bill for a Public Binder 1 Bill for a Public Binder 2
Bill to Elect a Public Binder Bill to Elect a Public Binder

Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL

Speech to Northwestern River and Harbor Convention, July 6, 1847

Speech to Northwestern River and Harbor Convention

Missouri Daily Republican (St. Louis), July 12, 1847, 2:2

Abraham Lincoln to James K. Polk, September 17, 1847

Lincoln to Polk

Stephen A. Douglas Papers, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.

Pay and Mileage Account of Abraham Lincoln, January-August 1848

Pay and Mileage

Record Group 217, Records of the Accounting Officers of the Department of the Treasury, Entry UD205: Undescribed Materials, Pay and Mileage, House of Representatives, 1813-1889, National Archives Building, Washington, DC

A Bill to Establish Certain Post Routes (HR 260), February 29, 1848 (excerpt)

Post Routes 1 Post Routes 2 
Post Routes 3   Post Routes 4
 Post Routes 5  Post Office 6

Record Group 233, Records of the United States House of Representatives, 1789-1990, Entry HR30A-B1: Records of the U.S. House of Representatives Records of Legislative Proceedings, Bills and Resolutions Originating in the House, National Archives Building, Washington, DC

Amendments to a Bill to Establish Certain Post Routes (HR 260), May 16, 1848 (excerpt)

Post Routes 1 Post Routes 2
Post Routes 3 Post Routes 4
Post Routes 5  

Record Group 233, Records of the United States House of Representatives, 1789-1990, Entry HR30A-B1: Records of the U.S. House of Representatives Records of Legislative Proceedings, Bills and Resolutions Originating in the House, National Archives Building, Washington, DC

Abraham Lincoln to [Simeon Francis], June 9, 1848

Lincoln to Francis

Illinois Journal (Springfield), June 15, 1848, 2:4