Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 1.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
[December 12, 1835]

SEC 13. The State, or the counties through which the said canal shall pass, shall, at any time, after ten years shall have elapsed, from the completion of said canal, have the previlege of purchasing the same, by paying said company the original cost, together with any deficiency which may have accrued by a failure of said canal to produce twelve per cent per annum from the time of it's completion, upon the original cost