Barack Obama's letter of resignation from the Senate

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Letter of Resignation from the Senate
by Barack Obama
Read on the floor of the United States Senate on 8 November 2008.
The Honorable Rod Blagojevich

Governor
State of Illinois
207 State House
Springfield, Illinois 62706

Dear Mr. Governor:

I hereby resign effective November 16, 2008 from the United States Senate in order to prepare for my duties as President of the United States.

Sincerely,

[signature]

Barack Obama
United States Senator


cc: The Honorable Robert C. Byrd, President Pro Tem, U.S. Senate