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

Affidavit of Samuel Rogers

Meisei University, Hino, Tokyo, Japan

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

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