JS, Letter of Introduction, , Hancock Co., IL, for , 30 Mar. 1844; handwriting of , with signatures and additions in handwriting of and ; docket in handwriting of , with additions in handwriting of Jonathan Grimshaw; one page; JS Collection, CHL.
We the mayor, and Recorder of said , do certify that Esq. the bearer, a councillor in the city council <of> said , is sent as an agent for <by the authorities of> said or corporation, to transact such business as he may deem expedient and beneficial <for.> the community <party> which he represents; And as such agent, and gentleman of principle, and character, he by us, is recommended to the due consideration of all the Executive officers of the government, both houses of Congress, and gentlemen generally of the united States.
In witness where of we have hereunto set our hands and affixed the seal of said Corporation. <at the time and place aforesaid>