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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Thomas, William W. 'William W. Thomas to William H. Herndon' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: letter]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
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28. William W. Thomas to William H. Herndon.

Jacksonville 16 June 1865.

D. Sr. — I answer your note of yesterday. —

I was Elected Circuit Judge of 1 Circuit in February 1839. my Commission bears date 26 February 1839. up to 23 Feby 1839 the 1 circuit was composed the counties of Sangamon, Morgan, Greene, Macoupin, Tazewell McLean, Macon, see acts of 1837 p 112. [1] Logan was Judge until Spring of 1837. he resigned, & Govr. Duncan appointed William Brown, — The Legislature met in June or July '37 & Elected Jesse B Thomas. In 1838 — 9. Thomas was Elected comsr. of the Board of public works, and I was Elected Judge as his Successor, — 23 Feby '39, the 8 Circuit was created (See acts of 1839 [2] page 155.) composed of Sangamon, Macon, McLean, Tazewell, Menard, Logan, Dane & Livingston, & Logan was Elected Judge, The first circuit was composed of Morgan, Cass, Pike, Calhoun, Green Scott & Macoupin, Logan resigned shortly after his Election, and Judge Treat was

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Thomas, William W. 'William W. Thomas to William H. Herndon' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: letter]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
Persistent link to this document: http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/file.php?file=herndon046b.html
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