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

Amendment Introduced in Illinois Legislature
to an Act in Relation to Promissory Notes [1]

[January 30, 1840]

Provided that nothing herein shall be construed to legalize the taking of more than twelve per cent interest per annum in any case whatever.

Annotation

[1]   AD, I-Ar. Lincoln's amendment was adopted and the bill passed the House on January 30, but died in the Senate.