Peoria Register and North-Western Gazetteer, January 15, 1841. An inferior report of Lincoln's remarks appears in the Illinois State Register of the same date. The resolution under discussion proposed 12,000 as the ratio for apportionment. Lincoln's remarks were made in opposition to a motion by Milton Carpenter of Hamilton County, who wished to substitute a lower figure and who expressed the opinion that ``every county should have a representative in one branch of the legislature.''
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