Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 1.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.


[1]   AD, I-Ar. Introduced by Lincoln on July 19, the bill was immediately amended by Edward J. Oneille, representative from Lawrence County, with sections 5, 6, and 7, which do not appear in the bill in Lincoln's hand. Section 8 is in Lincoln's hand on the verso of the sheet containing sections 1 to 4, but was apparently not offered as an amendment. The inference is that Lincoln, in agreement with Oneille, left sections 5 to 7 for his colleague to provide. The bill became law and may be found in Laws of Illinois, 1837 (Special Session), pp. 71-72.

[2]   The introduction of this bill, carrying a similar title to the bill introduced on December 11, 1835 (supra), was occasioned by a petition of sundry citizens of Sangamon County praying the review of the earlier bill, provisions of which were unsatisfactory.

[3]   Dallas Scott.

[4]   See letter to John Bennett, August 5, 1837, infra.