Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 1.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Page  74

Report to Illinois Legislature
on Amount of Annual Revenue and Current Expenses [1]

[February 16, 1837]

The committee on Finance, who were required by a resolution to ascertain the amount of money annually receivable into the State Treasury by opperation of the existing revenue laws; and also, the amount necessary to meet the current expenses of the government, report:

That the amount receivable from all

sources is $57,895.15

And the amount required 55,151.97

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The different items, forming the above

amount of money are as follows (viz)

From non resident land tax $44,395.15

From State Bank 12.000

From Shawaneetown [sic] Bank 1500

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Total as above 57,895.15

As to the amount necessary to meet the

current expenditures of the government,

the committee on Finance, have relied

on a report made by the committee

on Public Accounts and Expenditures,

which, as above, is. $55.151.97

The committee on Finance, on looking

over the report of the committee on Public

Accounts and Expenditures, discover that,

in their judgement, much too small a sum

is allowed for a Contingent fund; they,

therefore, think it prudent to add 15.000

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Total 70.151 97

From which take the revenue 57.895 15

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Leaving a deficit of. 12 256 82

Annotation

[1]   AD, I-Ar.