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

Bill Introduced in Illinois Legislature
for Relief of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Sangamon County [1]

[February 6, 1839]

A bill for an act for the relief of the clerk of the circuit court of Sangamon county.

SEC. 1 Be it enacted by the people of the state of Illinois represented in the General Assembly, that whenever the clerk of the circuit court of Sangamon county shall make out a fee bill in due form of law, for services rendered by him or by his predecessor in office, as clerk, in all cases in which the president and directors of the [2] State Bank of Illinois were a party, so far as said services were rendered for said Bank, and for which it is, or would be liable, as such party, and shall transmit the same to the Auditor of Public Accounts, said Auditor shall issue his warrant upon the Treasury in favour of said clerk for such an amount as may be so shown to be due him.

SEC: 2 Said clerk, in making out said fee-bill, shall be liable to the same penalties and forfeitures for any violation of the present law regulating fees as he would be in any other case.

Amend the first section by inserting immediately before the word ``state'' in the seventh line, the word ``old''

Further amend by adding, as a third section, the following---

SEC: 3. The clerks of the circuit courts of Franklin, Fayette and Clinton counties shall be entitled to the same benefits, subject to the same pre-requisites and liabilities under this act, as the said clerk of Sangamon county.


[1]   AD, I-Ar. The bill with amendments was reported by Lincoln from the committee on finance on February 6. With an additional fourth section requiring that the clerk's fee bill be certified by the judges of the circuit courts in the respective counties, and with the title amended to include the names of the three additional counties, the act may be found in Laws of Illinois, 1840, p. 156.

[2]   See the first amendment requiring the insertion at this point of the word ``old,'' in order to distinguish between the old and new institutions of the same name.