(Springfield, IL) — The spare change in your pockets could help bring another piece of Lincoln history to Illinois. The state’s Bicentennial Commission Monday put out the request for Illinois school kids to send them pennies to help buy some papers with a tie to Abraham Lincoln. The two week Illinois Proud Penny Drive is aiming to raise 15 thousand dollars to buy the Sangamon County Minute Book from July 1835 to July 1838, which has details about some of Lincoln’s earliest legal work. This is not the first time Illinois has turned to kids and their pennies. Illinois did the same thing back in the 1940s to buy a copy of the Gettysburg Address.