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Saturday, August 5, 1837.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes John Bennett that special act incorporating Petersburg passed legislature. He does not know whether provision for relocating road from New Salem to Petersburg passed. His handbill detailing history of controversy between Anderson heirs and James Adams appears.Abraham Lincoln to John Bennett, 5 August 1837, CW, 1:93-94; Handbill: The Case of the Heirs of Joseph Anderson vs. James Adams, 5 August 1837, CW, 1:89-93.