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

Amendment Introduced in Illinois Legislature
to a Supplemental Act Incorporating the Beardstown and Sangamon Canal Company [1]

[March 1, 1839]

Provided, that if said Canal shall not be commenced by the first of January 1841, the state shall have full right to the navigation of the Sangamon River.


[1]   AD, I-Ar. Lincoln wrote the amendment, which was moved by his colleague Andrew McCormick of Sangamon County. The amendment was adopted by the House and the Senate concurred.