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

Resolution Introduced in Illinois Legislature
Concerning Expenditures for Public Printing [1]

December 19, 1840

Resolved, That a select committee be appointed to enquire into the causes which have produced the very large expenditure for thePage  222

item of public printing, and they be instructed to report a bill to the House having for its object the reduction of that item of expenditure, if in their judgment such reduction can be had without detriment to the public interest.

Annotation

[1]   House Journal, Twelfth General Assembly, First Session, p. 137. After considerable discussion (vide infra) the resolution was adopted and Lincoln was made a member of the select committee.