Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 1.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
[January 2, 1840]

[Be it enacted by the People of the State of Ill]inois [represen]ted in [the General Assembly:] [2] That hereafter all RevolutionPage  182 pensioners within this state, shall be permitted to loan all or any part of the money which they may have acquired exclusively by means of their pensions, without paying any tax whatever, therefor.

The assessors of the several counties within this state, shall take the production of the regular pension certificate from the War office of the United States, as sufficient evidence, that the person therein shown to be a Revolutionary pensioner is a Revolutionary pensioner; and shall then take the statement upon honor of such pensioner, as sufficient evidence of the facts whether he has any money loaned other than that acquired by means of his pension, and if so, how much, and on all other questions deemed necessary and proper under this act.