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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Certificate of Discharge for Urban Alexander, October 4, 1832

Alexander Certificate 1 Alexander certificate 2

Record Group 92: Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General, 1792-1929, , Entry 2118: Part II, Philadelphia Supply Agencies, 1795-1858, Correspondence, Reports, Returns, Bills, Accounts Current, Statements, Receipts, Vouchers, and Contracts (Coxe and Irvine Papers), 1794-1842, National Archives Building, Washington, DC.

Certificate of Discharge for Thomas Combs, October 6, 1832

Certificate of Discharge for Thomas Combs Certificate of Discharge for Thomas Combs 2

RG 15, Entry 26: Records of the Bureau of Pensions and the Pension Service, Bureau of Pensions Correspondence and Pension Bounty Land Case Files Relating to Military Service Performed Between 1775 and 1861, Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files, Case Files of Bounty Land Warrant Applications Based On Service Between 1812 and 1855 and Disapproved Applications Based on Revolutionary War Service, 1800-1900, National Archives Building, Washington, DC

Certificate of Discharge for Thomas Long, January 4, 1833

Long Certificate 1

Record Group 92: Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General, 1792-1929, , Entry 2118: Part II, Philadelphia Supply Agencies, 1795-1858, Correspondence, Reports, Returns, Bills, Accounts Current, Statements, Receipts, Vouchers, and Contracts (Coxe and Irvine Papers), 1794-1842, National Archives Building, Washington, DC.

Account of James Odham to James Rutledge, January 12, 1833 (written by Abraham Lincoln)

Account of James Odham 1 Account of James Odham

Meisei University, Hino, Tokyo, Japan

Affidavit of Samuel Rogers, c. June 2, 1834 (written by Abraham Lincoln)

Affidavit of Samuel Rogers

Meisei University, Hino, Tokyo, Japan

Survey for William G. Cantrall, September 5, 1834

survey

Private Collection.

Promissory Note of Lewis E. Reed and John Armstrong to Charles Houghton, July 4, 1835 (written by Abraham Lincoln)

Promissory note 1 Promissory note

Meisei University, Hino, Tokyo, Japan

Abraham Lincoln to John T. Stuart, April 3, 1840

Lincoln to Stuart 1

Record Group 15, Veterans' Records, Entry 25: Bureau of Pensions and the Pension Service, Bureau of Pensions Correspondence and Pension Bounty-Land Case Files Relating to Military Service Performed Between 1775 and 1861, Case Files of Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Applications Based on Service in the War of 1812, 1812-1910, National Archives Building, Washington, DC