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

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[1]   AD, I-Ar. The amended bill as written by Lincoln was reported on July 19 from a select committee to which had been referred a bill entitled ``An act to repeal certain laws relative to the permanent location of the seat of Government of the State of Illinois, approved Feb. 25th and March 3rd, 1837.'' The original bill had been introduced by W. L. D. Ewing, representative fromPage  85

Fayette and Effingham counties. When Ewing's bill was amended by ``striking out all after the enacting clause,'' it was then referred to the select committee, from which emerged Lincoln's amended version, calculated to quiet the opposition in the House but with little chance of passing the Senate. Upon passage of the bill as amended, Lincoln moved to amend the title to read ``An act relative to the building of a State House at Springfield,'' which was done. The bill died in the Senate.