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Bryant, William Cullen [1850], Excerpts from 'Letters of a Traveller or, Notes of Things Seen in Europe and America' (New York: George P. Putnam) Permission: University of Chicago.

Lincoln, Abraham [1850], Petition to Governor Augustus C. French for the Appointment of William B. Fondey as a Notary Public (Unpublished MSS) Permission: Illinois State Archives.

Lincoln, Abraham [1853], Letter to Governor Joel A. Matteson from Lincoln Requesting a Pardon for a Former Client, William D. Davis (Unpublished MSS) Permission: Illinois State Archives.

Lincoln, Abraham [1853], Letter to John A. Rockwell Regarding his Coal Mining Charter (Unpublished MSS) Permission: Illinois State Archives.

Lincoln, Abraham, et al [1853], Illinois and Michigan Canal Receipts (Unpublished MSS) Permission: Illinois State Archives.

 

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