Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 1.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
February 15, 1839

Mr Lincoln admitted that Sangamon county had received great and important benefits, at the last session of the Legislature, in return for giving support, thro' her delegation to the system of Internal Improvement; and that though not legally bound, she is morally bound, to adhere to that system, through all time to come!