Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 1.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
[December 2, 1840]

Resolved, that the Committee on Education be instructed to enquire into the expediency of providing by law for the examination,Page  214 as to their qualifications, of persons offering themselves as School-teachers, and that no teacher shall receive any part of the Public School Funds, who shall not have successfully passed such examination; and that they report by Bill or otherwise.