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Lincoln's Biography

Springfield, the Law, and the Whig Party, 1837-1843
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Lincoln, Abraham, et al [1839], Petition of Sarah Martin for a Divorce from Nathaniel B. Martin (Unpublished MSS) Permission: Illinois State Archives.

Illinois Anti-Slavery Convention [1838], Proceedings of the Ill. Anti-Slavery Convention: Held at Upper Alton on the Twenty-sixth, Twenty-seventh, and Twenty-eighth October, 1837 (Alton, IL: Parks and Breath) Permission: University of Chicago.

Beecher, Edward [1838], Narrative of the Riots at Alton: In Connection with the Death of Rev. Elijah P. Lovejoy (Alton, IL: George Holton) Permission: Northern Illinois University.

Lincoln, Abraham [1837], A Bill for an Act to Repeal Laws Relative to the Permanent Location of the Seat of Government and Regarding Financing of the Construction of the Capitol Building (Unpublished MSS) Permission: Illinois State Archives.

Illinois Auditor's Office [1837], Salary Warrant 1 (Unpublished MSS) Permission: Illinois State Archives.

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