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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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

Pay and Mileage Account of Abraham Lincoln, December 1848-March 1849

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

Abraham Lincoln to William M. Meredith, March 10, 1849

Lincoln to Meredith 1 Lincoln to Meredith 2

Record Group 48: Records of the Department of the Interior, 1826-1985, Entry 15: Records of the Office of the Secretary of the Interior, 1833-1964, Divisional Records, 1843-1943, Records of the Appointments Division, 1817-1922, Field Office Appointment Papers, National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, MD

Abraham Lincoln to John M. Clayton, March 12, 1849

Lincoln to Clayton 1 Lincoln to Clayton 2

Record Group 59: General Records of the Department of State, 1789-1949, Entry 760: Appointment Records, Applications and Recommendations for Office, Applications and Recommendations for Public Office, 1797-1901, National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, MD

Abraham Lincoln to Thomas Ewing, March 12, 1849

Lincoln to Ewing 1

Record Group 48: Records of the Department of the Interior, 1826-1985, Entry 15: Records of the Office of the Secretary of the Interior, 1833-1964, Divisional Records, 1843-1943, Records of the Appointments Division, 1817-1922, Field Office Appointment Papers, National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, MD

Abraham Lincoln to William B. Preston, March 29, 1849

Lincoln to Preston 1

Record Group 48: Records of the Department of the Interior, 1826-1985, Entry 15: Records of the Office of the Secretary of the Interior, 1833-1964, Divisional Records, 1843-1943, Records of the Appointments Division, 1817-1922, Field Office Appointment Papers, National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, MD

Abraham Lincoln to John M. Clayton, December 7, 1849

Lincoln to Clayton 1 Lincoln to Clayton 2

Record Group 59: General Records of the Department of State, 1789-1949, Entry 760: Appointment Records, Applications and Recommendations for Office, Applications and Recommendations for Public Office, 1797-1901, National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, MD