Sangamo Journal, March 5, 1841. Brackets are in the source. The Illinois State Register, March 12, 1841, summarizes this discussion and states that Lincoln's argument showed ``that to prosecute the work now was in fact the most economical plan that could be adopted: to stop it, would involve the State in much more debt and ruin.''
 William H. Bissell of Monroe County.
 Abram R. Dodge of LaSalle County.
 Joseph W. Ormsbee of Scott County and Wickliff Kitchell of Montgomery County.