Amendment to Bill
Introduced in Illinois Legislature to Incorporate the Sangamon Fire Insurance Company 
Amend by inserting these names
John Taylor. Samuel Morris Saml. H. Treat
John Williams N. A. Rankin Ninian W Edwards
George Pasfield Joseph Klein Elijah Iles
James Bell Thomas Houghan Nicholas A. BryantPage 44
 AD, I-Ar. Only the amendment to the bill is in Lincoln's hand. The original bill introduced by William Carpenter of Sangamon County was entitled ``An act to incorporate a Company therein named,'' with names of incorporators left blank. On the third reading of the bill, December 22, Lincoln moved to amend the title to ``An act to incorporate the Sangamon Fire Insurance Company.'' The bill appears in Laws of Illinois, 1836, pp. 71-76, with Lincoln's title and the names of incorporators as listed in his amendment, with the exception of Nicholas Bryant, who was not named.