[1]   Illinois State Register, January 12, 1837. On the afternoon of December 21, Lincoln reported from the select committee to which Douglas' bill for the division of Sangamon County had been referred, with sundry amendments to the bill. Since Lincoln's amendments make up the bulk of the bill as finally passed by the House after Lincoln had rewritten it (vide infra, December 24), they have not been printed separately here.


 [ return to text ]